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
Tripartite Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment
8 - 12 August 2010
ILO Country Office for Bangladesh, Ministry of Labour and Employment and ITC-ILO Jointly organized a five day knowledge sharing workshop from 8-12 August 2010 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon in Dhaka. The workshop intended to enhance the capacity of the government officials, trade unions and employers on understanding the issues related to trade and employment.
19 - 31 July 2010
Moderated by Professor Niall O’Higgins from Salerno University in Italy, 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.
National Seminar on “National Child Labour Elimination Policy and Next Steps” on 12th June at BIAM Auditorium
12 June 2010
On 12 June, a national seminar titled “National Child labour Elimination Policy and Next Steps” was held at Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM) Foundation Auditorium in Dhaka.
The Observance of the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL 2010) in Bangladesh. “Eliminate Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016”
11 - 12 June 2010
Under the overall coordination of the Urban Informal Economy (UIE) Project of ILO, Dhaka, the 9th World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL 2010), was observed in Bangladesh in a befitting manner. The most unique part of the observation was that this year’s WDACL was observed nationally under the leadership of the Ministry of Labour and Employment in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, ILO and UNICEF. The theme for the day was “Eliminate Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016” and the slogan was “Let’s Eliminate Worst Forms of Child Labour, Let’s Ensure Education for All Children”
23 - 26 May 2010
Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment (ETE), an ILO-European Union Project and ITC-ILO jointly organized a training on ‘Basic Concepts in International Trade and Employment’ on 23-26 May 2010 at Hotel Sundarban in Dhaka.
18 April 2010
A one day-long National Consultation on ‘Country Responses to Child Labour and Way Forward’ jointly organised by the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) and ILO at Hotel Purbani in Dhaka. The overall objective of the consultation was to provide platform for stakeholders to discuss drawbacks, challenges and gaps in addressing child labour in Bangladesh and to propose concrete and coherent actions towards effective and progressive elimination of worst forms of child labour by 2016.
23 February - 31 December 2010
A consultative meeting for forming a parliamentary caucus on indigenous peoples was organized on 10th February by the ILO Office in Dhaka in cooperation with Research and Development Collective
3 January - 31 December 2010
The Technical Committee constituted by the Ministry of Labour and Employment of the Government of Bangladesh organized a national technical consultation meeting to discuss ways to improve the draft Occupational Safety and Health Policy of Bangladesh at the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) in Dhaka on 30 December 2009 with the support of ILO.
21 - 23 December 2009
ILO-Dhaka organized a training workshop on International Labour Standards (ILS) on 21 - 22 December 2009 at BRAC CDM at Rajendrapur in Gazipur. The key objective of this training was to develop capacity of constituents to have clear understanding on ILS, procedures of ratification of ILO conventions, supervisory mechanism and role of constituents and reporting obligation.
National Roundtable on “ILO Convention 169, Indigenous People and the Bangladesh National Parliament”
20 December 2009
A national roundtable on “ILO Convention 169, Indigenous Peoples and the Bangladesh National Parliament” was organized on 20th December by the ILO Office in Dhaka in cooperation with Research and Development Collective at the Spectra Convention Centre, Dhaka. The objectives of the national roundtable were to create awareness on ILO C169 ratification, and strengthening parliamentary role on indigenous peoples issue in Bangladesh. A number of parliamentarians, academics, indigenous peoples’ representatives, development partners and civil society members participated in the roundtable.
18 November 2009
H.E. A.J.A.J.M.G. Hennekens, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Ms Panudda Boonpala, Country Director, ILO visited Dholaipar Multi Purpose Centre and Jatrabari Vocational Training Centre at Jatrabari in Dhaka on 18 November 2009 to see the field level operations of the Urban Informal Economy (UIE) Project.
South Asia Training Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights : Promotion and Implementation of ILO Convention No.169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
11 - 13 November 2009
A three-day South Asia Training Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Promotion and Implementation of ILO Convention No.169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), was held at the Brac Centre for Resource and Management (BCRM), Rajendrapur from 11-13 November 2009.
Regional consultation programme on “ILO Conventions No.107 and 169 and Indigenous Peoples Issues in Bangladesh”
7 November 2009
A day long regional consultation programme on “ILO Conventions No.107 and 169 and Indigenous Peoples Issues in Bangladesh” was organized by ILO Dhaka Office in cooperation with the Kapaeeng Foundation on 7 November 2009 at Bandarban Hill District Council Auditorium, Bandarban, Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Grameen Shakti and Bureau of Management, Employment and Training
16 September 2009
The MOU provides training of solar technicians under the ILO Green Jobs Initiative.
6 September 2009
A follow up to the ILO Dhaka Gender Audit Recommendation with the aim of promoting women workers rights at the workplace.
31 August 2009
The key purpose of the workshop was to obtain comments and feedback on the draft national skills development policy.
24 August 2009
TVET Reform Project, Bangladesh, jointly funded by the Bangladesh Government, the European Commission and the International Labour Organization (ILO) arranged a day long workshop on “Occupational Safety and Health" (OSH) to raise awareness among industry stakeholders.
Agreement signing ceremony between Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) and NGOs to implement child labour programmes under the ILO-DCC Action Program on Child Labour
20 August 2009
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has signed an agreement with five national NGOs namely, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Resource Integration Center, Nari Moitree, Center for Development Services and Population Services and Training Center under the ILO-DCC Action Program on Child Labour. The signing ceremony was held on 20 August 2009 at the Dhalpur Community Center of DCC.
19 August 2009
A consultation forum entitled “Impact of Global Financial on Employment and Labour Market of Bangladesh” held on 19 August 2009 expressed the need for appropriate measures to tackle the impact of the global financial crisis.
10 August 2009
A book launching programme was organized by ILO Office in Bangladesh in cooperation with the Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People on 10 August 2009.