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. Human Resource Development Fund to promote employment through skills training

    19 May 2016

    A Human Resource Development Fund will provide extra resources to create jobs for young people in Bangladesh.

  2. Policy dialogue looks at self-employment and entrepreneurship development

    19 May 2016

    How to boost self-employment and entrepreneurship in Bangladesh are the subject of a high-level policy dialogue.

  3. Occupational Safety and Health Day 2016

    28 April 2016

    The Government of Bangladesh will hold a series of events in Dhaka and nationwide to mark International Occupational Safety and Health Day for the first time.

  4. “Post-Rana Plaza Developments in Bangladesh: Towards Building a Responsible Supply Chain in the Apparels Sector”

    23 April 2016

    ILO will support the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) to organize a National Dialogue with the participation of major stakeholders of the apparels sector and the supply chain

  5. Workshops to enhance research capacity development for TVET institutions

    9 April - 6 May 2016

    The main objective of the workshop is to to enhance research capacity development for principals and teachers of TVET institutions

  6. Tears of joy mark completion of labour inspector training

    9 March 2016

    Training programme marks latest step in labour inspectorate reform process

  7. Labour inspectorate reform process continues

    7 - 8 March 2016

    Institutional reform the Bangladesh Labour Inspectorate is continuing as it evolves into a more effective regulatory body.

  8. Better Work Bangladesh takes stock of progress and identifies way forward

    6 - 7 March 2016

    Better Work Bangladesh held its first stakeholders and buyers forum in Dhaka on the 6 and 7 March 2016 during which it took stock of progress made and discussed the future direction and activities of the initiative

  9. Workshop on Career Guidance and Counselling

    7 February 2016

    To prepare a group of counsellors who will provide their inputs in the upcoming job fair organized by NSDC Secretariat with their partners from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 7th February 2016.

  10. Workshop on Human Resource Development Fund

    4 February 2016

    The purpose of the workshop includes pooling of income from various sources, mobilizing resources, building training capacities, expanding the volume of enterprise training, providing access for disadvantaged group to training, improving relevance and quality of training, using resources efficiently and developing appropriateness of training programs.

  11. Business network to promote disability inclusion in the workplace

    2 February 2016

    A ‘Bangladesh Business and Disability Network’ will give people with different abilities a better chance to join the workforce while contributing to economic growth, a workshop in Dhaka Heard on 2 February 2016.

  12. Initiative towards Setting up Bangladesh Business and Disability Network

    2 February 2016

    The Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF) and International Labour Organization (ILO) are organizing a half day workshop to bring together donors, government stakeholders, business associations, disability organizations, NSDC and employers to explore the challenges and opportunities involved in promoting the employment of people with disabilities.

  13. Disabled students meet young Sri Lankan cricket stars

    1 February 2016

    A group of differently-abled students from Bangladesh had the chance to meet with the Sri Lanka under 19 cricket team in Dhaka on 1 February 2016. The event was organized by the International Labour Organization, which is working with the PFDA Vocational Training Centre to help provide training and support so that its students can learn the skills that will help them enter the workforce. The groups met at the Le Meriden Dhaka Hotel, which is hosting the teams and also kindly supported the student visit.

  14. Joint Conclusion Adopted at the Second Implementation Follow-up Meeting of Bangladesh Sustainability Compact

    28 January 2016

    The second follow-up meeting of Bangladesh Sustainability Compact took place in Dhaka on 28 January 2016. At the meeting the EU, US, Canada, Government of Bangladesh and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) reviewed progress achieved since October 2014 and discussed future prospects. The parties also welcomed Canada as a new partner to the Compact. A joint conclusion was adopted at the second meeting.

  15. Bangladesh Sustainability Compact: Second Implementation Follow-up Meeting

    28 January 2016

    The second follow-up meeting of Bangladesh Sustainability Compact will be hosted by the Government of Bangladesh. It will aim to take stock of the progress achieved since October 2014 and look into the future prospects. It will bring together all Compact partners and offer a session for interested stakeholders.


  1. Tripartite study tour on Employment Injury Compensation schemes to Cambodia and Malaysia

    17 - 24 November 2015

    The study tour will allow stakeholders from government, employers’ and workers’ organizations to visit institutions and meet counterparts to discuss issues relating to the establishment of an Employee Injury Insurance scheme in Bangladesh.

  2. ILO trains 56 government and trade union officials on new labour rules

    9 - 17 November 2015

    ILO has provided training to help government officials and senior trade union leaders better understand the newly adopted Bangladesh Labour Rules.

  3. Shrimp processing industries discuss labour compliance

    21 October - 22 September 2015

    Employers and workers from Khulna shrimp processing factories discussed a labour compliance checklist for the industry recently.

  4. Seminar on advancing interest of Bangladesh’s migrant workers: issues of financial inclusion and social protection

    21 October 2015

    The event organized in collaboration with the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment will focus on two key issues emerging as major concerns from the perspective of safeguarding the interests of migrant workers from Bangladesh: (a) Financial Inclusion of Migrant workers and (b) Social Protection of Migrant Workers.

  5. Fire and General Building Safety Training Module Development Validation Workshop

    18 - 20 October 2015

    The workshop will allow stakeholders to discuss and validate four training modules developed by the ILO International Training Centre (ITC) in Turin as part of a systematic approach to building capacity of government regulators to address fire safety issues.