Bangladesh at 50: The role of decent work in sustainable and inclusive growth

About the event

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress over the past 50 years and is currently at an important pivotal moment on its development path. This will require a greater focus on following through with legal and institutional reforms on labour rights and workplace safety as well as investing in people and institutions to continue its upward trajectory.

The ILO is convening a discussion with key stakeholders to review the key areas of engagement and action seen as essential for Bangladesh such as strengthening social protection, enhancing economic reintegration, promoting fair recruitment and support for institutional capacity.


Mr. K M Abdus Salam
Honourable Secretary
Ministry of Labour and Employment
Government of Bangladesh

Ms. Nihad Kabir
Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and
Industry (MCCI)

Mr. Nazrul Islam Khan
Secretary General and Executive Director
Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS)

Mr. Tuomo Poutiainen
Country Director
ILO Country Office for Bangladesh (CO-Dhaka)

Mr. Maurice L Brooks
Workplace Safety Specialist
Improving Working Conditions in the RMG Sector Project
ILO Country Office for Bangladesh (CO-Dhaka)

Moderated by:
Kevin Cassidy
ILO Office for the United States and Canada