The ILO Office in Bangladesh organizes and takes part in various meetings, seminar, conferences and workshops. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link, or by contacting the Dhaka office. Email
27 March - 6 April 2011
The ILO-Urban Informal Economy (UIE) Project and the Revenue Department of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) organized four zonal level workshops on Understanding Child Labour and Regulatory Mechanism. The workshops held on 27, 29 and 31 March and 6 April 2011 in 4 out of 10 zones of DCC. The workshops were chaired by the respective Zonal Executive Officers of DCC while the Chief Revenue Officer was present as Chief Guest. More than 800 participants comprise of zonal executive officers, ward counselors, tax officers, license supervisors, employers, members of community-based workplace surveillance groups (CWSG), and DCC and its partner NGO staff.
3 March 2011
As a part of the Project initiatives of “Promoting Gender Equality and Preventing Violence against Women at Workplace” The 3rd consultation workshop on “Promoting Gender Equality in Civil Service of Bangladesh” was held at CIRDAP auditorium on 3rd March 2011, organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and supported by the ILO.
ILO/SKILLS-AP/Japan Regional Workshop and Study Programme on “Addressing Skills Mismatch through Public Private Partnerships”
14 - 18 February 2011
The workshop aims to assist tripartite delegations from selected countries in the region to discuss and find effective ways to develop partnerships between training institutions and industries in making the skills development system more responsive to labour market needs and to reduce skills mismatch.
Training on Assessing the Effects of Trade on Employment: An Introduction to Social Accounting Matrix and Multiplier Analysis
13 - 15 February 2011
ILO Country Office for Bangladesh, Ministry of Labour and Employment and ITC-ILO Jointly organized a two days training from 13-15 February 2011 at BRAC Center Inn. in Dhaka. The training intended to enhance the capacity of the government officials, trade unions and employers on understanding the issues related to trade and employment.
Traning on Assessing the Effects of Trade on Employment: an Introduction to Social Accounting Matrix and Multiplier Analysis
13 - 17 February 2011
The EC funded ILO project on trade effects on employment (ETE project), with the support of its constituents, is organizing a technical training focusing on trade effects on employment in Bangladesh. The objective of the training is to strengthen the capacity of the constituents to formulate coherent trade and labour market policies. The training will take place from 13-17 February 2011 at Brac Centre Inn, Mohakhali, Dhaka
9 February 2011
The second consultation workshop on “Promoting Gender Equality and Preventing Violence against Women at Workplace” took place at BIAM Foundation, Dhaka, on 9 February 2011, which was organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and supported by the ILO.
9 - 28 February 2011
The TVET Reform project is undergoing a mid-term review by an independent two-person team.
31 January - 31 March 2011
The Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) in Korea is documenting a TV Story Program on Child Labour titles “Happy Children in Bangladesh”.
Consultation workshop on “Promoting Gender Equality and Preventing Violence against Women at Workplace”
30 January 2011
As a part of the Project initiatives of “Promoting Gender Equality and Preventing Violence against Women at Workplace” a consultation workshop was held at Bangladesh Secretariat on 30 January 2011, organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and supported by the ILO. Objectives of the consultation workshop were to create awareness on gender equality and VAW (sexual harassment) issues at workplace among the key actors and to identify effective means of promoting gender equality and preventing sexual harassment at workplace.
25 January 2011
An Inception and Orientation Workshop was held on the newly issued “Office Order” on Child Labour and Trade License on 25th January 2011 at the Auditorium of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC).
25 - 28 January 2011
APYouthNet will host a rejuvenation event to take stock of the progress made in the community since its launch two years ago.
10 November 2010
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) established 42 Community-based Workplace Surveillance Group (CWSGs) on Child Labour in 4 Zones of DCC. The official launching ceremony was held on 10th November 2010 at Kazi Bashir Milonayoton (Mohanagar Nattyo Mancho) in Dhaka.
Training for journalists of electronic and print media on ‘United Nations Standards on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’
25 October 2010
International Labour Organization (ILO), Country office for Bangladesh organized a day-long training for journalists of electronic and print media on ‘United Nations Standards on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ on 25th October 2010 at YWCA Auditorium, Mohammadpur, Dhaka. The purpose of the training was to build capacity of the journalists on the ILO and UN instruments on indigenous peoples and the implementation of these standards in Bangladesh.A total of 30 Journalists from different print and electronic media participated in the training.
18 August 2010
On 18 August 2010, the Child Labour Unit (CLU) of Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) organized a consultation workshop titled “Finalizing the List of Hazardous Work” at Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM) Foundation Auditorium in Dhaka.
Tripartite Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment
8 - 12 August 2010
ILO Country Office for Bangladesh, Ministry of Labour and Employment and ITC-ILO Jointly organized a five day knowledge sharing workshop from 8-12 August 2010 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon in Dhaka. The workshop intended to enhance the capacity of the government officials, trade unions and employers on understanding the issues related to trade and employment.
19 - 31 July 2010
Moderated by Professor Niall O’Higgins from Salerno University in Italy, this forum seeks participants’ experiences, expertise and feedback on the issue. Participation is open to all who have an interest in youth employment related issues.
National Seminar on “National Child Labour Elimination Policy and Next Steps” on 12th June at BIAM Auditorium
12 June 2010
On 12 June, a national seminar titled “National Child labour Elimination Policy and Next Steps” was held at Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM) Foundation Auditorium in Dhaka.
The Observance of the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL 2010) in Bangladesh. “Eliminate Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016”
11 - 12 June 2010
Under the overall coordination of the Urban Informal Economy (UIE) Project of ILO, Dhaka, the 9th World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL 2010), was observed in Bangladesh in a befitting manner. The most unique part of the observation was that this year’s WDACL was observed nationally under the leadership of the Ministry of Labour and Employment in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, ILO and UNICEF. The theme for the day was “Eliminate Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016” and the slogan was “Let’s Eliminate Worst Forms of Child Labour, Let’s Ensure Education for All Children”
23 - 26 May 2010
Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment (ETE), an ILO-European Union Project and ITC-ILO jointly organized a training on ‘Basic Concepts in International Trade and Employment’ on 23-26 May 2010 at Hotel Sundarban in Dhaka.
18 April 2010
A one day-long National Consultation on ‘Country Responses to Child Labour and Way Forward’ jointly organised by the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) and ILO at Hotel Purbani in Dhaka. The overall objective of the consultation was to provide platform for stakeholders to discuss drawbacks, challenges and gaps in addressing child labour in Bangladesh and to propose concrete and coherent actions towards effective and progressive elimination of worst forms of child labour by 2016.