Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

  1. Pakistan learning lessons from Bangladesh in structuring informal apprenticeships

    27 September 2013

    A five-day visit of fourteen high-level officials from Pakistan’s public and private sector concluded today. The officials were here to learn about how the government and industry are working together to structure apprenticeships in Bangladesh’s informal sector, in trades such as motorcycle servicing, mobile phone servicing, tailoring and dressmaking.

  2. ILO, partners aim to improve conditions in Bangladeshi garment industry

    23 September 2013

    In New York, the ILO has signed new agreements with the Netherlands and the UK to respond to recent accidents in Bangladesh.

  3. ILO-Better Factories Cambodia returns to public disclosure of assessment findings

    23 September 2013

    The International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) program today announces its return to a practice of publicly disclosing individual factory information collected in its assessment reports.

  4. Apprenticeships for youth employment

    17 September 2013

    Informal apprenticeships are an effective way to ensure youth employment and empowerment, high-level officials from the ILO, BRAC and the Ministry of Primary & Mass Education stated this week. The comments were made after almost 1,000 learners from UNICEF’s Basic Education for Hard to Reach Urban Working Children (BETRUWC) programme successfully completed a six-month BRAC & ILO skill training programme and have just started work in the informal economy.

  5. Assessment of structural integrity and fire safety of RMG factories to begin in September

    22 August 2013

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    The Rana Plaza building collapse… 100 days on

    05 August 2013

    A number of initiatives have been launched in response to the Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which expand upon ILO action following previous accidents in the country. The Director of the ILO Office in Dhaka, Srinivas B. Reddy, explains what these initiatives are and the steps that have been taken on the ground.

  7. ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific concludes four day mission to Bangladesh

    02 August 2013

  8. Bangladesh Government, employers and workers organizations sign integrated national action plan on fire safety and structural integrity in the garment sector

    25 July 2013

    The plan brings together the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety in the RMG Sector signed on March 24, 2013 in response to the Tazreen factory fire and the Joint Tripartite Statement adopted on May 4 in the wake of the Rana Plaza tragedy.

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    DFID, ILO to launch new initiative to tackle trafficking of women and girls

    10 July 2013

  10. ILO, EU, Bangladesh government adopt new compact on garment factory safety

    10 July 2013

    The new compact aims to improve health and safety, labour rights and responsible business conduct in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry.