World Day "Decent Work for All" is being commemorated on 7th October, 2008 in more than 154 countries by workers organisations in collaboration with International Labour Organization and International Trade Unions Confederation in order to highlight fundamental rights such as provision of healthy and safe working conditions ensuring safeguard against accidents, occupational diseases, adequate wages and social protection in case of disease combined with sickness, infirmity, old age and unemployment. United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Social Summit and Heads of the Government Conference held in 2005 had also reaffirmed the objective of achieving the goals of "Decent Work" for all member states. The workers organisations in Pakistan would also be commemorating this day to remind the policy makers to honour her promises committed in election manifesto as well as all the political and social forces of the nation that provision of "Decent Work" is essential. The State should ensure a dignified life to the workers but also enable them to serve for the prosperity and progress of the nation. The Government of Pakistan has also entered into agreement with ILO through "Decent Work Country Programme" to promote the following objectives: i) Elimination of abuse of child and bonded labour and discrimination against women. ii) Provision of "Safer Work for the workers" iii) Respect of the fundamental rights of the workers through law and practice in conformity with ILO Convention ratified by the Government of Pakistan and enforcement of labour laws through "Independent Labour Inspection Machinery in conformity with ILO Convention No. 81. iv) Promotion of social dialogue on bipartite basis between employers and workers organisations and on tripartite basis also associating the Government representatives. v) Maintenance of co-cordial industrial relations respecting the principle of freedom of association and collective bargaining for the promotion of welfare of the workers and raising productivity. 3. On this day, we are reminded that Pakistan is still far behind in achieving the goals of Decent Work. Such as: a) Almost 1.5 million young labour force has been entering into labour market every year while not more than 20% have access to acquisition of any appropriate skill which could raise their employability. It is due to inadequate allocation of resources for Human Capital Development which needs to be redressed. b) Load shedding and law and order situation have been affecting seriously our industry and commerce resulting closure of many enterprises causing large unemployment. c) Restructuring of public enterprises on the behest of JMF and World Bank had further added fuel to the fire in retirement of the work force. d) Globalization of economy and free trade regime has further aggravated unemployment by allowing free import of foreign goods without helping our industries and agriculture to become competitive in the global market by the Government of Pakistan. e) Giving rise to the precarious jobs alike temporary and contract in particular in the informal sector including rural areas without any social protection. f) Suspension of Independent Labour Inspection Machinery by the Previous Provincial Governments of Sindh and Punjab had made all the labour laws redundant. It has resulted to affect decrease in the export of our manufactured goods soccer ball in Sialkot for non-compliance of international social standards. Now the present Provincial Government of Punjab has been trying to remedy the situation with the cooperation of ILO, so that, basic labour laws such as safety, health, minimum wages, social security and respect of workers rights could be enforced. The present Government has pledged to formulate labour laws in conformity with ILO Conventions in order to implement this promise. The Government should set up "Tripartite Consultation Machinery" in accordance with ILO Convention No. 144 and consult all stakeholders. The workers organization of Pakistan would commemorate this historic day to make concerted struggle to achieve the objective of "Decent Work For All" despite the fact that they have been facing multidimensional social economic problems due to soaring food commodities and oil prices and shrinkage of their employment opportunities and raising inequalities between the rich and poor in society.