Report on the launching ceremony “Green Jobs initiative in Bangladesh”

Summarizes the launching ceremony of Green Jobs ceremony jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the International Labour Organization.

The launch of the “Green Jobs initiative in Bangladesh” was jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, and the ILO at the Hotel Sonargaon, in Dhaka, on 4 December 2008. The chief guest at the occasion was Mr Mohammad Anwarul Iqbal, Adviser In-charge of the Ministry of Labour, and the special guest was Mr Khandaker Rashedul Haque, Director General, Department of Environment.

The objective of the launch was primarily to promote dialogue and coordination amongst stakeholders’ including the government line ministries, employers and workers organizations, and with the private sector. Secondly, it aimed to support programmes to promote green jobs in energy conservation, more efficient use of resources, cleaner production and recycling for smaller enterprises.