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. Roundtable discussion on the Way to TVET Sector Wide Approach (SWAp): Challenges and Opportunities

    22 May 2019

    ILO’s European Union funded project Skills 21 organized a roundtable discussion for effective skills governance with its constituents in collaboration with the Daily Prothom Alo on 22 May 2019.

  2. Skills for care can generate jobs in future

    22 January 2019

    In Asia, due to the constantly increasing number of old people, there is and will continuously be an increasing demand for care workers. Simultaneously, there will be the need of developing capacities for growing the care sector.


  1. ILO and Switzerland agreed to continue support for initiatives on decent work for migrant workers

    12 December 2018

    ILO and The Embassy of Switzerland will continue to support the Government of Bangladesh, to operationalize the policy and legal measures developed with the assistance of the earlier initiatives through the Phase II of ‘Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work for Migrant Workers’ project.

  2. Roadmap to strengthen TVET and Skills focusing future of work

    9 August 2018

    A workshop on “Bangladesh TVET sector Development Projection Aligned with SDGs” was organized by Skills 21 project and Technical and Madrasah Education Division (TMED). The objective was to discuss a proposed roadmap towards achieving these goals.

  3. 4th review of Sustainability Compact for garment sector

    25 June 2018

    4th Sustainability Compact review recognises progress as well as challenges still to be addressed in ready made garment sector.

  4. New guide helps migrants find work on return to Bangladesh

    14 May 2018

    A new guidebook developed with support of International Labour Organization will help migrant workers returning to Bangladesh reintegrate into the labour market

  5. Occupations chosen to support creation of Green Economy for Bangladesh

    20 March 2018

    A workshop held on 20 March 2018 by the International Labour Organization’s Canadian-funded B-SEP project saw occupations selected which meet industry demands and best offer the potential to create green jobs.

  6. Bangladesh Qualification Framework (BQF) a route to a harmonized quality assured qualification system

    6 March 2018

    The development of a Bangladesh Qualification Framework (BQF) will lead to a unified and harmonized quality assured qualification system across TVET and higher education.

  7. Stronger Skills System to help achieve economic growth and decent work

    28 February 2018

    The formulation and adoption of the National Skills Development Policy 2011 (NSDP 2011) was a milestone in the country’s skills landscape. There are several important areas of convergence between the SDGs and the NSDP goals such as poverty alleviation, job creation, inclusion of underrepresented and marginalized groups and promotion of decent work.

  8. Competency-based qualification framework institutionalised further into national skills system

    7 February 2018

    The ILO is supporting Government of Bangladesh efforts to further institutionalise the National Technical and Vocational Qualification Framework (NTVQF) in its Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system.


  1. CEBAI reviews achievements and looks to future

    12 December 2017

    Center of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI) looks to reinforce efforts to build skills and productivity in garment sector

  2. Jobs fair opens door to world of work for 150 persons with disabilities

    9 December 2017

    Over 150 persons with disabilities successfully found employment at a jobs fair held in Dhaka on 9 December 2017.

  3. Directorate of Technical Education highlights disability inclusion success

    28 November 2017

    Success of Directorate of Technical Education disability inclusion efforts an example for all other TVET institutes

  4. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) offers hope of higher salaries for migrant workers

    10 October 2017

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) provides an opportunity for workers to identify what they have previously learned through informal training or on the job experience, so that it can be assessed and formally acknowledged.

  5. Seeking financing solutions for industrial safety in the ready-made garment sector

    27 September 2017

  6. ILO seeks greener future for Bangladesh jobs and employment

    20 September 2017

    Workshop highlights high potential of incorporating green jobs into ILO work in Bangladesh

  7. ILO welcomes new expatriates ministry secretary

    10 August 2017

    ILO Country Director and migration team welcome new secretary

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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