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. Winter Global Youth Forum 2023: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2023 agenda for sustainable development

    30 January - 10 February 2023

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Winter 2023 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    6 - 9 December 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) will bring together government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States in Singapore to discuss concrete steps to drive a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

  2. Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia – Experience and Knowledge Sharing from the ILO-Sida project (2019 – 22)

    22 - 23 November 2022

    As the ILO-Sida Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia project comes to a close, it is organizing a final regional workshop to bring stakeholders together, reflect on results and progress, and discuss ways forward for supporting a better future of work in the Asian garment sector.

  3. Online Workshop on Gender-Inclusive Business Services

    5 - 7 September 2022

    Online workshop on gender-inclusive business development and financial support services for ILO project partners assisting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Asia and the Pacific.

  4. Summer Global Youth Forum 2022: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

    25 July - 12 August 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Summer 2022 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  1. Awareness campaign to rebrand technical education in Sylhet, Bangladesh

    21 - 31 October 2021

    International Labour Organization’s European Union-funded Skills 21 project provides technical assistance to the Directorate of Technical Education to formulate the campaign strategy, action plan and implementation to rebrand TVET in Bangladesh

  2. Asia and Pacific: Regional launch event of the International Journal of Labour Research

    16 July 2021

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a high-level regional launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 16th July2021. “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” is launched during a panel discussions which bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union in Asia and Pacific.

  3. The Bangladesh National Qualifications Framework (BNQF) approved – a milestone for Bangladesh

    3 June 2021

    The BNQF weaves together general education, technical-vocational education and higher education into a harmonized quality-assured system. It defines pathways and equivalencies, which provide access to qualifications and assist people to move easily and readily between the different education sectors and between these sectors and the labour market.

  4. 2nd UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights

    17 - 19 March 2021

    This second regional forum aims at raising awareness about business and human rights issues in South Asia and facilitating the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

  5. The National Steering Committee approves a 10-level Bangladesh National Qualifications Framework (BNQF)

    31 January 2021

    ILO’s European Union funded Skills 21 project is supporting the Government of Bangladesh to establish the Bangladesh National Qualifications Framework (BNQF) for almost four years now since 2017. The BNQF development is steered by a National Steering Committee chaired by the honourable Minister of Education, Dr. Dipu Moni.


  1. Technical webinar: Mapping environmental initiatives and tools in the garment sector in Asia

    15 September 2020

    The increasing social and environmental impacts of the garment supply chain are well known and have resulted in the development of an array of initiatives, tools and assessment platforms to assess and enhance the sustainability of the sector.

  2. ILO Webinar on COVID-19: Protecting Workers in the Workplace in Asia and Pacific

    23 July 2020

    This webinar will offer trade unionists in Asia-Pacific an opportunity to discuss “Pillar 3: Protecting workers in the workplace” while exploring possible actions and strategies to influence, shape and support successful policy outcomes linked to the ILO Policy Framework.

  3. ILO Webinar on COVID-19:Supporting Enterprises, Jobs and Income in Asia and Pacific

    16 July 2020

    This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0, will explore how to cushion the devastating consequences for the loss of income many workers face during lockdown as well as the policies in place such as wage subsidies, job retention schemes and other efforts in terms of short-term support and extension of social protection. Trade union strategies that can influence, shape and support these actions will also be discussed.

  4. Book launch: "Still Work to be Done"

    25 June 2020

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck examines the future of work: how can we eliminate child labour and exploitation?How do we make governments ans multinationals respect all workers in supply chains? How will we work in the post-coronavirus world? These are some questions that Luc Cortebeeck tried to respond in this book which is a plea for effective international social regulations and a strong ILO as cornerstone for social progress.

  5. ILO Webinar on COVID-19: Stimulating the Economy and Employment​ in Asia and Pacific

    23 June 2020

    The lockdown measures have sparked an unprecedented economic crisis in most countries around the world. “Jobs-led” and “human centred” economic policies have become increasingly important and necessary in the COVID-19 crisis and recovery response. The ILO Policy Framework on COVID-19 Crisis based on International Labour Standards identified out four (4) pillars to fight the crisis and one of which is the pillar on “Stimulating the Economy and Employment”. This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0 will explore how economic and employment policies (in particular active labour market policies) can support workers and sectors in the Asia Pacific region to promote employment growth and more decent work on the road to recovery.

  6. Policy revision to address practical challenges

    19 May 2020

    Skills 21 is at a fairly advanced stage in reviewing the existing National Skills Development Policy 2011. The project believes principals and local stakeholders can contribute to this priority revision through participatory governance processes like this policy dialogue.

  7. Technical webinar: Environmental Regulatory Systems in the Textile & Garment Sector

    30 April 2020

    The technical webinar will bring together experts to discuss preliminary findings and emerging themes. The webinar is a consultation dialogue with the taskforce members of the Textile Eco-innovation Research Network (TERN) of the Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia project (ILO-Sida).

  8. 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.

  9. 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.