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. ILO welcomes new expatriates ministry secretary

    10 August 2017

    ILO Country Director and migration team welcome new secretary

  2. Foundational training for Bangladesh labour inspectors comes to a close

    31 May 2017

    A comprehensive labour inspection training programme which has seen 239 inspectors gain the skills needed to boost working conditions and worker safety in Bangladesh has ended.

  3. Leading RMG producers commit to enhance workplace inclusion

    30 May 2017

    Three leading Ready-Made Garment (RMG) companies have signalled their intent to further enhance workforce inclusion for women and people with disabilities

  4. Celebration of National Occupational Safety and Health Day 2017

    28 April 2017

    For the second year, Bangladesh celebrates National Occupational Safety and Health Day on 28 April 2017 organised by the Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments

  5. A three-day training course on “International Labour Standards and Labour Legislation” for the judges and judicial officers in Bangladesh

    25 April 2017

    The training programme organised by International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) on 25 April 2017 in Dhaka to equip judges and judicial officers with better knowledge of international labour law.

  6. Enterprise based training begins to show its potential to garment industry

    18 April 2017

    Representatives of the International Labour Organization, the Swedish embassy and H&M took the opportunity recently to see how in-factory training facilities are helping support and benefit garment workers and factory owners alike

  7. Better Work forum highlights challenges and opportunities for Bangladesh’s garment industry

    4 April 2017

    Better Work Bangladesh held its second stakeholder and buyer forum in Dhaka today (4 April) to explore progress made by the programme, challenges remaining and how to continue improve working conditions across the country’s garment factories while increasing their competitiveness

  8. Training builds government capacity to boost workplace cooperation

    3 - 7 April 2017

    The capacity of the Government of Bangladesh to support workplace cooperation and handle grievances is set to increase through training provided by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) with the support of Sweden and Denmark.

  9. Campaign launched to boost workplace safety in RMG sector

    30 March 2017

    A major new campaign launched 30 March 2017 aims to raise awareness of basic Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) issues and their prevention in the Bangladesh RMG sector

  10. Celebrating International Women’s Day

    8 March 2017

    Staff of ILO Bangladesh celebrated International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017.


  1. Major New Programme to Boost Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations in the Bangladesh RMG Sector

    11 December 2016

    A new programme launched by the Government of Bangladesh 11 December aims to improve workplace relations in the ready-made garment sector by enhancing dialogue between the government, employers and workers

  2. Labour inspection strategy for Bangladesh under development

    29 September 2016

    The development of a first ever labour inspection strategy for Bangladesh took a step closer following the start of a consultation process on the contents of a draft.

  3. ILO joins collective commitment on migration governance and refugee response

    3 September 2016

    The National Seminar on “UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants” at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka 3 September 2016, organised by the Government of Bangladesh, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  4. Enterprise based training taking off in RMG sector

    18 August 2016

    Speakers at a seminar in Dhaka on 18 August 2016 underscored the need for enterprise-based training (EBT) to boost the productivity of the country’s ready made garment industry

  5. Alumni group formed to support development of employment injury scheme

    18 August 2016

    An alumni group comprising government, employer and trade union representatives will help facilitate the development of a social protection scheme in Bangladesh for those suffering workplace injury.

  6. Survey reveals need for skills and employment support for Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ITPs)

    11 August 2016

    A pressing need exists to create more productive employment opportunities among Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ITPs) in Bangladesh according to a new survey.

  7. NTVQ Level-1 training program assessments take place

    10 July 2016

    Assessments of pilot training initiatives within the Tourism and Hospitality Sector take place.

  8. Career guidance and employment support service workshop

    1 July 2016

    Workshops have helped promote the development of Career Guidance Counselling and Employment Support Services in technical schools and colleges

  9. Twenty labour inspectors trained to become trainers

    29 May - 2 June 2016

    Labour inspectors from different districts of Bangladesh gained specialised knowledge on inspection as part of ongoing capacity building effort of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE).

  10. New Apprenticeship Cell provides support to apprentices

    23 May 2016

    An Apprenticeship Cell developed with support of ILO will strengthen government capacity to keep track of apprentices and provide them nationally recognized qualifications.