Speeches

2016

  1. © Ramany / NurPhoto/afp 2017

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, in response to Tampaco Foils Limited fire in Bangladesh

    12 September 2016

    "The ILO is ready to further support Bangladesh’s efforts to ensure the safety of its workers," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. Statement by Srinivasa B Reddy on May Day 2016

    02 May 2016

2015

  1. Remembering Rana Plaza: The road ahead

    22 April 2015

    Remarks by ILO Deputy Director General for Policy, Sandra Polaski, at a multi-stakeholder event at the European Parliament in Brussels on 22 April 2015.

2014

  1. Has fire safety improved since Tazreen?

    27 November 2014

    Oped By Mr Srinivas B. Reddy, ILO Country Director, Bangladesh, published in the Daily Star.

  2. Mr Srinivas B Reddy Country Director, International Labour Organization, Bangladesh On Sixty-seventh Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia

    11 September 2014

    Mr Srinivas B Reddy Country Director, International Labour Organization, Bangladesh On Sixty-seventh Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia

  3. Post Rana Plaza: A vision for the future

    03 April 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder's address to the High Level Meeting on garment and textiles production in Bangladesh organized by the Government of Denmark in Copenhagen.

2013

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    ILO Director-General's statement on the Aswad garment factory fire

    08 October 2013

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    ILO statement on reform of Bangladesh labour law

    22 July 2013

    Amendments to the Bangladesh labour Act 2006 were adopted on 15 July 2013. Its conformity with international labour standards ratified by Bangladesh will be reviewed by the ILO supervisory machinery later in the year.

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    ILO welcomes accord on Building and Fire Safety in Bangladesh

    14 May 2013

    The ILO stands ready to provide appropriate support to the agreement signed by international fashion retailers along with other companies and trade unions to prevent workplace disasters.

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    Conclusions of the ILO's high level mission to Bangladesh

    04 May 2013

    Joint statement issued by the tripartite partners at the conclusion of the ILO's high-level mission sent to Dhaka, Bangladesh, following the Rana Plaza Building collapse.

  5. Statement by ILO Deputy Director General in Bangladesh on May Day 2013

    01 May 2013

    by Mr. Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, Deputy Director General of Field Operations and Partnerships

2010

  1. Message from Sheikh Hasina, Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, on the Occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June 2010

    12 June 2010

    By Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 12 June 2010

2009

  1. Global Jobs Pact and ILO Support to Member States in the Asia-Pacific Region in Response to the Crisis

    21 August 2009

    By Ms Sachiko Yamamoto, Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific at the Technical Consultation on the “Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Employment and Labour Market of Bangladesh”, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 19 August 2009

  2. Launching ceremony of the ILO-DCC Action Program to Combat Hazardous Child Labour in the Urban Informal Economy

    20 August 2009

    By Ms Sachiko Yamamoto, Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 20 August 2009

  3. Welcome address at the High Level Forum on Social Dialogue and Decent Work - Our Challenges

    03 May 2009

    By Ms Panudda Boonpala, Director, ILO Office in Bangladesh

2008

  1. Bangladesh Employer' Federation Speech at the Regional Symposium on Deployment of Workers Overseas: A Shared Responsibility

    15 July 2008

    By Mr C.K. Hyder, Secretary-General, Bangladesh Employer' Federation on 15 July 2008

  2. Address at the Regional Symposium on Deployment of Workers Overseas: A Shared Responsibility

    15 July 2008

    By Dr. Dora Rapold, Ambassador of Switzerland, held in Bangladesh on 15 July 2008