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11 Jun 2012 description


11 June 2012

Islamabad (12 June 2012 ) In a joint statement to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), UNICEF and UNESCO today called for renewed efforts to end the worst forms of child labour in Pakistan.

05 Jun 2012 description

Kabul- 5 June 2012

Employment, decent jobs needed for sustainable development in Afghanistan— new ILO report

KABUL (ILO News) Employment and decent work must be at the heart of plans for Afghanistan’s social and economic development, according to a new report on employment in the country released by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

30 Nov 2010 description

30 November, New Delhi - HIV/AIDS support services and treatment for migrants in South Asia are largely absent and should be stepped up, says a new report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Countries in the region that send migrants out as well as those receiving them should strengthen efforts to uphold migrant rights and access to health services, according to the report, published by UNDP, The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

"Protecting and promoting the right to health of migrants …

05 Oct 2010 description

Today, on World Teachers' Day, we pay homage to all teachers for their pivotal role in shaping children's lives and for their critical contribution to the social, economic and intellectual development of nations. Teachers are change agents, providing the impetus for the emergence of educated communities.

Many teachers work in extremely challenging circumstances, serving in communities with high rates of poverty, coping with violence within and outside the classroom, or confronting the demoralizing impact of HIV and AIDS on colleagues, students and families.

09 Feb 2006 description

GENEVA (ILO News) - Thirty-three tons of warm clothes collected locally under an initiative launched by a group of staff of the International Labour Office left the ILO building today bound for Pakistan quake victims.

17 Nov 2005 description

BALAKOT (ILO Online) - "I was working in the office when the quake struck. Everyone rushed out and knew there was a quake... I saw trees and buildings falling down...", says Benaris, one of the 1.1 million people who lost their jobs, their livelihoods and more when the earthquake struck Pakistan.

08 Nov 2005 description

Islamabad (ILO News) -- One month after the earthquake that killed or injured more than 140,000 people in Pakistan and cost over 1.1 million jobs and livelihoods, the International Labour Office (ILO) is working hand-in-hand with local authorities to help people in some of the worst-affected areas rebuild their lives.

"We have been working very closely with the Government, employer and trade union organizations on designing and implementing the relief and rehabilitation strategy," said Mr. Donglin Li, Director of the ILO's Office for Pakistan .

17 Oct 2005 description


GENEVA (ILO News) - More than 1.1 million jobs may have been lost as a result of the south Asian earthquake that devastated parts of Pakistan, the International Labour Office (ILO) said today, adding that productive and labour intensive job creation programmes are urgently needed to lift millions of people out of poverty that has been aggravated by quake damage (1).

"Reports of widespread destruction show that the livelihoods of millions of people are threatened or have been destroyed", said ILO Director-General Juan Somavia.

11 Oct 2005 description

We wish to express heartfelt sympathy and solidarity with all those affected by the devastating earthquake that has struck the people of Pakistan as well as Afghanistan and India.

31 Dec 2001 description

Working Paper 4
By Sultan Barakat and Gareth Wardell

24 Nov 2001 description

Geneva ILO IFP/CRISIS, 24 November 2001