The ILO Country Office for Pakistan organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link.
Refresher- Training of trainers for Pakistan Workers Federation to promote safe, orderly and regular labour migration
29 - 30 November 2021
A two-day refresher training of trainers for trade union leaders from across Pakistan (from high migration districts) will jointly be organized by ILO and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF). The training will be facilitated by senior officials representing the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment; the Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC), Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), Migrant Resource Centre, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and ILO. This activity is supported by ILO- Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration (REFRAME) project funded by European Union.
28 October 2021
The ILO under Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project, funded by FCDO will convene a stakeholders’ consultative workshop for identifying knowledge needs to inform policy design to tackle child labour in garbage/rag picking and in auto-mechanic/repair workshops
16 July 2021
The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a high-level regional launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 16th July2021. “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” is launched during a panel discussions which bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union in Asia and Pacific.
3 July 2021
Over 150 multi-stakeholders attended a seminar arranged by the Pakistan Workers Federation on 03 July 2021 in Bahawalpur, Punjab Province of Pakistan to celebrate World Day Against Child Labour 2021 under the theme “Act Now, End Child Labour”. The seminar was technically supported by the ILO Pakistan Office through its project on FPRW in the cotton supply chain funded by INDITEX.
Webinar on consensus on Social Protection extension to retired workers & families of trans-provincial workers
25 June 2021
Stakeholders agreed on options to extend health coverage to retired workers and families of trans-provincial workers in a virtual consultation planned by the ILO project on ‘Achieving SDGs and ending poverty through USP’.
Community level awareness raising seminar on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) for cotton growing communities
21 - 26 June 2021
Six community level awareness-raising seminars on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) were organized by the Sindh Agricultural & Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization (SAFWCO) in Sanghar, Sindh Province with the support of ILO's INDITEX funded project.
18 June 2021
On 18th June 2021 an array of stakeholders from Pakistan gathered to commemorate World Day Against Child Labour and the UN General Assembly’s International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
Launch of the Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas Report- A social protection programme for workers in the informal economy
1 May 2021
The Ehsaas Delivery Unit at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and the ILO have jointly organised a webinar on May 1st, 2021 for the launch of MKE Report. The purpose of the webinar is to share steps taken for the actualisation of the MKE initiative and discuss its key recommendations.
21 April 2021
The tripartite social security coordination forum was constituted and notified in October 2020 with the vision to improve inter agency and inter provincial coordination so that social security schemes are more effective in extending coverage and benefits. The forum has had two meetings discussing both gaps and opportunities in extending coverage and in improving governance of social security schemes.
National Stakeholders’ Consultation to validate priority sectors for research and interventions for ARC Project
18 March 2021
The ILO Office for Pakistan will convene a national consultative workshop in Islamabad to present Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project to stakeholders, solicit inputs for validating/amending the priority sectors for in-depth research and interventions and assessing stakeholders’ needs to address child labour in the priority sectors. The ARC project is a four year project funded by United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.
17 - 19 March 2021
This second regional forum aims at raising awareness about business and human rights issues in South Asia and facilitating the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).
Community level Awareness Raising Seminars on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) for Cotton Growing Communities
8 - 10 March 2021
A three-part seminar on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) will be organized by the Sindh Agricultural & Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization (SAFWCO) in Sanghar-Sindh Province of Pakistan from 08 to 10 March 2021. The awareness raising seminar is technically supported by the ILO Pakistan Office through its project on FPRW in the cotton supply chain funded by INDITEX.
8 March 2021
The Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF) in collaboration with the All Pakistan Women Association (APWA) commemorated the International Women Day in Lahore. The theme of the IWD was ‘Stakeholders Dialogue on ILO C-190 Gender Based Violence at Workplace’. The event was attended by approximately 350 women; representing domestic workers, home based workers, students, academia, civil society, parliamentarians and women from all walks of life.
25 February 2021
Sixth of the series of awareness raising sessions on social security will be organised in Karachi at Federal B Area jointly by Employers Federation of Pakistan and the ILO under the joint project of ILO and UNDESA “Achieving SDGs and Ending Poverty through Universal Social Protection” funded by the UN Peace and Development Fund.
1 January - 28 February 2021
Series of awareness raising sessions on social security will be organised in parts of Sindh, with concentration of industrial activity. The aim of these sessions is to create awareness on the legal obligation of employers to register their workers with social security and to discuss business returns of social security through examples shared by compliant employers. These sessions are jointly organised by Employers Federation of Pakistan and the ILO under the banner of ILO and UNDESA project Achieving SDGs and Ending Poverty through Universal Social Protection’ financed by the UN Peace and Development Trust Funds (supported by the Government of China) and Baldia Project (funded by GIZ).
23 July 2020
This webinar will offer trade unionists in Asia-Pacific an opportunity to discuss “Pillar 3: Protecting workers in the workplace” while exploring possible actions and strategies to influence, shape and support successful policy outcomes linked to the ILO Policy Framework.
16 July 2020
This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0, will explore how to cushion the devastating consequences for the loss of income many workers face during lockdown as well as the policies in place such as wage subsidies, job retention schemes and other efforts in terms of short-term support and extension of social protection. Trade union strategies that can influence, shape and support these actions will also be discussed.
25 June 2020
In this book, Luc Cortebeeck examines the future of work: how can we eliminate child labour and exploitation?How do we make governments ans multinationals respect all workers in supply chains? How will we work in the post-coronavirus world? These are some questions that Luc Cortebeeck tried to respond in this book which is a plea for effective international social regulations and a strong ILO as cornerstone for social progress.
23 June 2020
The lockdown measures have sparked an unprecedented economic crisis in most countries around the world. “Jobs-led” and “human centred” economic policies have become increasingly important and necessary in the COVID-19 crisis and recovery response. The ILO Policy Framework on COVID-19 Crisis based on International Labour Standards identified out four (4) pillars to fight the crisis and one of which is the pillar on “Stimulating the Economy and Employment”. This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0 will explore how economic and employment policies (in particular active labour market policies) can support workers and sectors in the Asia Pacific region to promote employment growth and more decent work on the road to recovery.
27 February 2020
The ILO’s International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs (ILES) project, funded by the European Union, will launch its first Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Alumni Network meeting in Karachi on 27 February 2020. The network is envisioned to provide a platform for all the enterprises trained on SCORE to share lessons learned, discuss challenges faced, collaborate, and work together to improve compliance with international labour standards.