Events and meetings

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


  1. Occupational Safety and Health KIT Sharing workshop

    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.

  2. 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)

  3. RMG regulatory bodies look to improve information management collaboration

    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.

  4. Seeking common DEA assessment standards in Bangladesh

    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).

  5. Fire department officials trained on remediation process for RMG factories

    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.

  6. Government officials gain understanding indigenous people’s issues

    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.

  7. Workshop shares experiences of preventing trafficking and ensuring safe migration

    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.

  8. ILO supports first meeting of national child labour council.

    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.

  9. Deepening the skills of union master trainers

    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.

  10. CEBAI to boost Bangladesh RMG sector along value chain

    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.

  11. Government officials gain understanding indigenous people’s issues

    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

  12. UNIDO team visits TVET Reform project

    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.

  13. Union leaders learn collective bargaining skills

    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.

  14. Implementation of SARTUC Migrant Labour Charter discussed

    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.

  15. Major effort to build health and safety skills in RMG sector underway

    24 January 2015

    Major effort to build health and safety skills in RMG sector underway


  1. Implementation of National Skills Development Policy Gaining Traction

    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.

  2. Centre of Excellence for Leather (COEL) trained nearly 12000 people

    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.

  3. Workplace cooperation in the RMG sector is vital to boost productivity

    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

  4. Second skills governance training workshop for skills development professionals held in Sylhet

    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.

  5. EU ambassador visits Barisal welders supported by ILO

    18 November 2014

    Ambassador and Head of EU Delegation Pierre Mayaudon included a visit to Barisal School and College during his first significant field visit outside of Dhaka on 18 November 2014. At the school he toured the welding lab which was equipped by the ILO-implemented, EU-funded TVET reform project.