ILO 90th anniversary in Bangladesh

ILO marks 90 years world wide and its 36 years in Bangladesh highlighting social dialogue and decent work as the upcoming challenges to respond to the financial economic crisis. Activities include press briefing, trade unions rally and high level forum.

The ILO Office in Bangladesh commemorated the 90th anniversary of the ILO in collaboration with its tripartite constituents, the Ministry of Labour and Employment and Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF), and National Coordination Committee for Workers’ Education (NCCWE).

The national events for ILO 90 comprised of a press briefing, trade unions rally and a high level forum. All events had a strong forward looking dimension, with linkages to the implementation of Bangladesh Decent Work Country Programme, 2008 Declaration on Social Justice, the current global economic crisis and the ILO’s policy prescriptions.

A key note paper was exclusively formulated for the theme on ILO 90: “Social Dialogue and Decent Work – Our Challenges”. The paper identified the vision and future challenges for Bangladesh in terms of policies and programmes reflecting national priorities and the unique ways in which ILO can improve people’s lives at the local, sectoral, regional and national level.