Actions in Pakistan

  • Providing EU Expertise for the South Asia Labour Conference 2014

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    Partner Institution
    Department of Labour, Provincial Government of Punjab
    Type of Assistance
    Regional events (awareness raising)
    Within the Framework of Pakistan’s membership in the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the Provincial Government of Punjab organised a three-day Ministerial-level conference under the theme "South Asia Labour Conference" (SALC) with support of the Federal Government of Pakistan. SALC’s objective was to bring together representatives of labour and social affairs ministries from the Federal Government of Pakistan and the SAARC countries, representatives of employer and worker organisations, civil society, selected dignitaries from neighbouring countries and EU representatives in a first step towards regional collaboration to promote labour productivity and improve working conditions and rights in the region. The SALC brought together 250 representatives of the concerned ministries and other stakeholders from Pakistan and SAARC. A SOCIEUX mobilised expert participated in two technical sessions of the Conference, providing a contribution on the coordination of social security schemes for migrant workers within the EU. In particular, he illustrated topics such as like the EU migration context and common coordination principles and practices.