Dear Media Colleagues,
Please find below and attached a Media Advisory from ILO Pakistan regarding, "Pakistan & ILO to sign MOU on Decent Work Country Programme."
Also find attached a Press Release from WFP Pakistan regarding, "WFP Pakistan Begins Distributions of Wheat Flour From Government Contribution."
Your usual cooperation for placement would be highly appreciated.

Pakistan & ILO to sign MoU on Decent Work Country Programme

ILO Islamabad (19 Sept): The ILO, Government of Pakistan, Employers Federation of Pakistan, and Pakistan Workers Federation will jointly sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Decent Work Country Programme II.

In the post 18th constitutional amendment scenario, this MOU provides a framework for ILO support to the federal and provincial Governments, employers and workers in Pakistan until 2015.

The MOU will be signed by Mr. Muhammad Ahsan Raja Federal Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Mr. Haji Muhammad Javed, representing Employers Federation of Pakistan, Mr. Zahoor Awan, representing Pakistan Workers Federation, and Mr. Francesco d'Ovidio, Country Director ILO.  The provincial Secretaries of Labour from Punjab, Baluchistan, Khyberpakhtunkhwa and Sindh, with their technical experts, will participate in the signing ceremony. Representative of government, employers' and workers' organizations, the donor community, UN agencies, academia, NGOs and the media are expected to attend

The signing ceremony will be held on Thursday, 20 September 2012 at the ILO Office for Pakistan Sector G-5/2 Islamabad from 11:00am. You are invited to send your representative to cover this high level event.

Keeping in view of the continuing ILO's technical assistance to Pakistan and importance of UN role in various development activities in the country, we value the role and support of the media in promoting decent work and social justice in Pakistan.

 For more information please contact:

Muhammad Saifullah Chaudhry (Ph.D.)

Senior Programme Officer

ILO Office for Pakistan