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. High-level 3+5+1 Meeting held on 18 February, 2020 to take stock the progress of Sustainability Compact

    18 February 2020

    Ministry of Commerce (MoC), Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Government of Bangladesh, five development partners EU, UK, US, Canada, Denmark and the ILO forming the high level 3+5+1 platform met on 18 February, 2020 to stock take the progress of the Sustainability Compact commitments.

  2. ILO supports National Skills Development Authority to review National Skills Policy

    8 January 2020 - 31 January 2021

    National Skills Development Authority (NSDA), with the technical and financial support from ILO’s Skills 21 project, will conduct a review and updating of the NSDP 2011. The review process will be inclusive, participatory and reflecting the views and recommendations of the stakeholders.


  1. Sector-Wide Integrated Framework for TVET (SWIFT): Synergies in Skills Development

    18 December 2019

    ILO’s European Union-funded project Skills 21 has taken an initiative to create a Sector Wide Approach for the TVET sector for Skills Development.

  2. Bangladesh Technical Education Board(BTEB) in collaboration with ILO Bangladesh and ILO Afghanistan trained Afghan TVET practitioners

    14 December 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) considers Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) as a significant component in economic development and employment creation.

  3. Skills 21 and TVET institutes conducted workshop on organizing policy dialogue to review NSDP

    20 November 2019

    Skills 21 project-conducted a series of policy dialogue orientation workshops to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas on National Skills Development Policy.

  4. Small and Medium Enterprizes: Small But Impact Big

    24 October 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) considers Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) as a significant component in economic development and employment creation.

  5. National level roundtable discussion on Investment in Skills Development in Government’s 8th Five Year Plan

    23 October 2019

    ILO’s European Union funded project Skills 21 organized a roundtable discussion on investment in skills development in Government's 8th Five Year Plan with the development partners, planning commission and the constituents in collaboration with the Daily Prothom Alo on 23 October 2019.

  6. Government of Bangladesh and ILO discuss responsible business practices in the RMG industry

    15 October - 31 December 2019

    Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) facilitated a high-level workshop to discuss the progress under the third pillar of the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact – Responsible Business Conduct – with participants discussing ways to ensure the future sustainability of the Bangladesh RMG industry.

  7. ILO and Partners Celebrate International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples 2019

    11 August 2019

    The International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated in Bangladesh on 6 August 2019 at an event organized by The Indigenous Peoples Forum and Kapaeeng Foundation the ILO, UNDP, Australian Aid, and Royal Danish Embassy all attended the event.

  8. Career Guidance Training for TVET Officials

    5 August 2019

    Skills 21 and ITCILO organised an 8-day long-tailored training from 28 July and ends on 05 August 2019 in Dhaka Technical Teachers Training College for staff operating the career guidance and job placement cells on global good practice in job placement services through public-private partnerships.

  9. Consultation Workshop on TVET MIS Review and Way Forward

    17 July 2019

    A consultation workshop on the findings of Management Information System (MIS) review of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system of Bangladesh was held on Wednesday, July 17 2019 at the Conference Hall of Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), at Dhaka’s Agargaon area.

  10. ILO’s Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project comes to a close

    16 June 2019

    This landmark project was launched in 2014 with an aim to strengthen the skills system in Bangladesh and thereby increase employment, productivity and economic growth. The project was implemented by the Government of Bangladesh with the support of the ILO and funding from Canadian Government.

  11. Roundtable discussion on the Way to TVET Sector Wide Approach (SWAp): Challenges and Opportunities

    22 May 2019

    ILO’s European Union funded project Skills 21 organized a roundtable discussion for effective skills governance with its constituents in collaboration with the Daily Prothom Alo on 22 May 2019.

  12. Skills for care can generate jobs in future

    22 January 2019

    In Asia, due to the constantly increasing number of old people, there is and will continuously be an increasing demand for care workers. Simultaneously, there will be the need of developing capacities for growing the care sector.


  1. ILO and Switzerland agreed to continue support for initiatives on decent work for migrant workers

    12 December 2018

    ILO and The Embassy of Switzerland will continue to support the Government of Bangladesh, to operationalize the policy and legal measures developed with the assistance of the earlier initiatives through the Phase II of ‘Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work for Migrant Workers’ project.

  2. Roadmap to strengthen TVET and Skills focusing future of work

    9 August 2018

    A workshop on “Bangladesh TVET sector Development Projection Aligned with SDGs” was organized by Skills 21 project and Technical and Madrasah Education Division (TMED). The objective was to discuss a proposed roadmap towards achieving these goals.

  3. 4th review of Sustainability Compact for garment sector

    25 June 2018

    4th Sustainability Compact review recognises progress as well as challenges still to be addressed in ready made garment sector.

  4. New guide helps migrants find work on return to Bangladesh

    14 May 2018

    A new guidebook developed with support of International Labour Organization will help migrant workers returning to Bangladesh reintegrate into the labour market

  5. Occupations chosen to support creation of Green Economy for Bangladesh

    20 March 2018

    A workshop held on 20 March 2018 by the International Labour Organization’s Canadian-funded B-SEP project saw occupations selected which meet industry demands and best offer the potential to create green jobs.

  6. Bangladesh Qualification Framework (BQF) a route to a harmonized quality assured qualification system

    6 March 2018

    The development of a Bangladesh Qualification Framework (BQF) will lead to a unified and harmonized quality assured qualification system across TVET and higher education.