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. 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.

  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.