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
7 October 2015
The objective of the day long workshop is to outline and define roles and responsibilities of OSH Unit at the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) of the Government of Bangladesh.
6 October 2015
The objective of the day long workshop is to share the concepts and outline of OSH KIT for managing and smooth functioning of OSH/Safety Committee at the factory level.
Training of Trainers (ToT) for officials of the government on Pre Departure Orientation Services (PDOS) for potential migrants
29 September - 7 October 2015
The training workshop will build capacity of mid to high level officials from the government who provide pre-departure orientation/training/information to potential migrant workers. The event will take place in collaboration with the Wage Earner’s Welfare Board (WEWB), the Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET), and the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MEWOE)
20 September 2015
A technical workshop was held in Dhaka 20 September 2015 aimed at enhancing collaboration between and improving the information and knowledge management systems of key RMG sector regulatory oversight authorities.
17 September 2015
Stakeholders involved in inspecting Bangladesh’s ready-made garment factories for structural, fire and electrical safety met in Dhaka 17 September 2015 to develop harmonized guidelines for Detailed Engineering Assessments (DEA).
13 August 2015
ILO is helping members of the Bangladesh fire service to follow up on the findings of RMG factory safety assessments in a more systematic and effective manner.
12 August 2015
Government officials have gained a better understanding of the issues facing indigenous and tribal people in Bangladesh with emphasis on the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
16 - 17 June 2015
Organizations working to ensure safe migration and prevent labour trafficking met in Dhaka 16-17 June 2015 to share knowledge and experiences of their work.
26 May 2015
The inaugural meeting of the National Child Labour Welfare Council (NCLWC) was held in Dhaka on 26 May 2015 with the support of ILO.
13 May 2015
One of the main lessons learned from the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, which resulted in death and injury for thousands of workers, was the consequences of un-unionised workplaces with few legislative rights. Workers, who were unable to voice their concern about unsafe work and who could not easily refuse to enter the building because they were scared of losing their job, were particularly vulnerable to the disaster that occurred.
27 April 2015 - 27 April 2020
The Centre of Excellence for the Bangladesh Apparel Industries (CEBAI) will help the RMG sector compete on the basis of productivity and quality rather than low cost, according to ILO Country Director Srinivas Reddy.
29 - 31 March 2015
High-level government officials have gained a better understanding of the issues facing indigenous and tribal people in Bangladesh with emphasis on the Chittagong Hill Tracts
5 March 2015
A six person UNIDO team visited the TVETR project to discuss UNIDO contributions to a joint concept note by UN agencies on skills development currently being prepared. The concept note has the National Skills Development Policy as a central theme to which agency activities can be linked.
23 - 25 February 2015
A three-day workshop held in Dhaka 23-25 February 2015 brought together 39 such trainers from the National Coordination Committee for Workers Education (NCCWE) ready-made garment sector federations.
2 February 2015
The members of South Asian Regional Trade Union Council (SARTUC) in Bangladesh met in the capital on 28 January 2015 to discuss the 18th SAARC Summit Declaration, in light of the SARTUC Migrant Worker’s charter and their Plan of Action.
24 January 2015
Major effort to build health and safety skills in RMG sector underway
18 - 21 December 2014
A four day workshop on capacity strengthening for monitoring the implementation of the National Skills Development Policy implementation plan was held in Kisoregonj from December 18 – 21, 2014.
14 December 2014
Dhaka: The Centre of Excellence for Leather (COEL) has trained close to 12,000 persons in leather sector as Machine Operator, Supervisor and Machine Maintenance Technician. Employment rate for these newly trained people stands at a staggering ninety-five percent, seventy percent of whom are women. All these 12,000 were registered as apprentices with the Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) and received certificates recently.
29 November 2014
Leaders and top management of the RMG sector enterprises participated in a consultation meeting on workplace cooperation organized by the International Labour Organization
27 - 30 November 2014
Capacity strengthening workshops for professionals in the skills development sector continued in Sylhet Engineering College from November 27-30, 2014. The goal of the second workshop was to develop monitoring tools to measure the progress of implementation of the National Skills Development Policy in each of the participating agencies.