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
8 September 2011
An ILO Workshop on “Tripartite Workshop on Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED)” was held on 8 September 2011 at Chilis Chinese Restaurant in Dhaka. The workshop intended to share the preliminary findings on skill demands for current and future needs of two important export sectors: agro-processing and pharmaceuticals industry.
First National Consultative Workshop on Formulation of National Plan of Action for Implementation of the National Child Labour Elimination Policy, 2010
12 July 2011
The first national consultation workshop on formulation of the National Plan of Action (NPA) for implementation of the National Child Labour Elimination Policy, 2010 (NCLEP 2010 was held on 12 July 2011 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka.
29 June 2011
Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) launched on Jun 29, 2011 a Child Labour Management Information System (CLMIS) and its Child Labour Unit's Website. The CLMIS and Website were developed with technical assistance of the ILO-UIE Project. Mr Shafique Alam, Secretary, MoLE, Mr Alphons Hennekens, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Netherlands, and Mr Andre Bogui, Director, ILO Country Office for Bangladesh, attended the event.
11 June 2011
On the eve of the 10th World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) 12 June 2011, the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) took the lead to observe WDACL under the theme "Warning! Children in hazardous work - End child labour".
16 May - 5 June 2011
This forum seeks participants’ experiences, expertise and feedback on the issue. Participation is open to all who have an interest in green jobs related issues.
16 - 27 May 2011
This forum seeks participants’ experiences, expertise and feedback on the issue. Participation is open to all who have an interest in youth employment related issues.
27 March - 6 April 2011
The ILO-Urban Informal Economy (UIE) Project and the Revenue Department of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) organized four zonal level workshops on Understanding Child Labour and Regulatory Mechanism. The workshops held on 27, 29 and 31 March and 6 April 2011 in 4 out of 10 zones of DCC. The workshops were chaired by the respective Zonal Executive Officers of DCC while the Chief Revenue Officer was present as Chief Guest. More than 800 participants comprise of zonal executive officers, ward counselors, tax officers, license supervisors, employers, members of community-based workplace surveillance groups (CWSG), and DCC and its partner NGO staff.
3 March 2011
As a part of the Project initiatives of “Promoting Gender Equality and Preventing Violence against Women at Workplace” The 3rd consultation workshop on “Promoting Gender Equality in Civil Service of Bangladesh” was held at CIRDAP auditorium on 3rd March 2011, organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and supported by the ILO.
ILO/SKILLS-AP/Japan Regional Workshop and Study Programme on “Addressing Skills Mismatch through Public Private Partnerships”
14 - 18 February 2011
The workshop aims to assist tripartite delegations from selected countries in the region to discuss and find effective ways to develop partnerships between training institutions and industries in making the skills development system more responsive to labour market needs and to reduce skills mismatch.
Training on Assessing the Effects of Trade on Employment: An Introduction to Social Accounting Matrix and Multiplier Analysis
13 - 15 February 2011
ILO Country Office for Bangladesh, Ministry of Labour and Employment and ITC-ILO Jointly organized a two days training from 13-15 February 2011 at BRAC Center Inn. in Dhaka. The training intended to enhance the capacity of the government officials, trade unions and employers on understanding the issues related to trade and employment.
Traning on Assessing the Effects of Trade on Employment: an Introduction to Social Accounting Matrix and Multiplier Analysis
13 - 17 February 2011
The EC funded ILO project on trade effects on employment (ETE project), with the support of its constituents, is organizing a technical training focusing on trade effects on employment in Bangladesh. The objective of the training is to strengthen the capacity of the constituents to formulate coherent trade and labour market policies. The training will take place from 13-17 February 2011 at Brac Centre Inn, Mohakhali, Dhaka
9 February 2011
The second consultation workshop on “Promoting Gender Equality and Preventing Violence against Women at Workplace” took place at BIAM Foundation, Dhaka, on 9 February 2011, which was organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and supported by the ILO.
9 - 28 February 2011
The TVET Reform project is undergoing a mid-term review by an independent two-person team.
31 January - 31 March 2011
The Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) in Korea is documenting a TV Story Program on Child Labour titles “Happy Children in Bangladesh”.
Consultation workshop on “Promoting Gender Equality and Preventing Violence against Women at Workplace”
30 January 2011
As a part of the Project initiatives of “Promoting Gender Equality and Preventing Violence against Women at Workplace” a consultation workshop was held at Bangladesh Secretariat on 30 January 2011, organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and supported by the ILO. Objectives of the consultation workshop were to create awareness on gender equality and VAW (sexual harassment) issues at workplace among the key actors and to identify effective means of promoting gender equality and preventing sexual harassment at workplace.
25 January 2011
An Inception and Orientation Workshop was held on the newly issued “Office Order” on Child Labour and Trade License on 25th January 2011 at the Auditorium of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC).
25 - 28 January 2011
APYouthNet will host a rejuvenation event to take stock of the progress made in the community since its launch two years ago.
10 November 2010
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) established 42 Community-based Workplace Surveillance Group (CWSGs) on Child Labour in 4 Zones of DCC. The official launching ceremony was held on 10th November 2010 at Kazi Bashir Milonayoton (Mohanagar Nattyo Mancho) in Dhaka.
Training for journalists of electronic and print media on ‘United Nations Standards on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’
25 October 2010
International Labour Organization (ILO), Country office for Bangladesh organized a day-long training for journalists of electronic and print media on ‘United Nations Standards on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ on 25th October 2010 at YWCA Auditorium, Mohammadpur, Dhaka. The purpose of the training was to build capacity of the journalists on the ILO and UN instruments on indigenous peoples and the implementation of these standards in Bangladesh.A total of 30 Journalists from different print and electronic media participated in the training.
18 August 2010
On 18 August 2010, the Child Labour Unit (CLU) of Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) organized a consultation workshop titled “Finalizing the List of Hazardous Work” at Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM) Foundation Auditorium in Dhaka.