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
Project Steering Committee Meeting of the “Promoting Decent Work through Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh Project
5 July 2012
The 1st Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting of the project titled “Promoting Decent Work through Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh” was held under the chairpersonship of Dr. Zafar Ahmed Khan, Secretary, MEWOE on Thursday the 5th of July 2012 at the Conference Room of the MEWOE. The PSC comprises of 18 representatives from the tripartite constituents – Government, Trade Unions, Employers Associations – and other important actors in the area of labour migration, including, the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), who is a donor to this project, migrant workers associations, migration research institutions and other civil society actors.
24 June 2012
The second meeting of the Policy Working Group of Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment (ETE) project was held on 24 June at Conference Room, Chillies. The theme of the meeting was Trade and Employment in Agriculture.
21 June 2012
Under the UNJP-VAW programme, the Ministry of Labour and Employment and ILO’s joint project “Promoting Gender Equality and Preventing VAW at Workplace” organized the Workshop on Situation Analysis of Female Migrants and Domestic Workers. The programme was held on June 21, 2012 at the Chamber Building of Bangladesh Employers Federation located in Dhaka.
Letter of Agreement between IOM and ILO for the Project “Promoting Decent Work through Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh”
14 June 2012
The IOM and ILO signed a letter of agreement to strengthen the implementation of the Project “Promoting Decent Work through Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh” and specifically to support Improved Migration Management and Services.
8 - 12 June 2012
Ministry of Labour and Employment took the lead to observe World Day against child Labour 2012 in collaboration with ILO, Trade Unions, UNICEF, Save the Children in Bangladesh, Manusher Jonno Foundation and Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum under the theme Human Rights and Social Justice… Let’s End Child Labour.
25 April - 5 May 2012
How do you develop effective mechanisms of consultation and dialogue between governments and indigenous and tribal peoples and which role can ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No.169) play in this regard? That is one of the questions that a delegation with government and indigenous and tribal peoples’ representatives from Bangladesh tried to explore during a trip to the three Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
18 - 19 April 2012
Main purpose of the foundation training is to serve as a basic awareness raising and knowledge enhancing activity for the ILO constituents.
18 - 19 April 2012
The two-day long foundation training on “Green Jobs in Asia Project” would be held on 18 – 19 April 2012 at the Spectra Convention Centre, Gulshan, Dhaka. The training is going to be organized by ILO to have its constituents and other stakeholders to a better understanding on Green Jobs.
8 April 2012
A National Conference on Youth Employment in Bangladesh was held on 08 April 2012 at Hotel Ruposi Bangla in Dhaka. The conference, jointly organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and ILO, provided a very good platform for stakeholders to highlight the importance of youth employment issues and priorities in Bangladesh and way forward.
13 March 2012
The Institute for Human Rights and Business and Verité organize a multi-stakeholder roundtable to explore the challenges, risks and human rights responsibilities around recruiting Indian, Bangladeshi and Nepali migrant workers for overseas employment, and ensuring responsible practice to combat human trafficking.
High-Level Tripatriate Meeting to present the Diagnostic Report on FOA & CB and develop the National Plan of Action
29 February 2012
For presentation of the diagnostic assessment report on ‘Towards full freedom of association and collective bargaining in Bangladesh garment factories’ and to develop a national plan of action, the meeting was held on 28 February 2012 at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka.
22 - 29 February 2012
The changing socio-economic and environmental situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts was at the centre of discussion at the seminar on sustainable development, which was jointly organized by the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tract Affairs and Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) with support from ILO and UNDP. The seminar took place on January 24 at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka.
10 January 2012
The workshop was one of the first initiatives of the newly-formed NSDC Secretariat and the CEO; Mr Jiban Kumar Chowdhury took an active role in leading the proceedings and promoting the role of the Secretariat among key TVET stakeholders in Bangladesh.
20 December 2011
Final Tripartite Consultation on Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 was held at Bangladesh Institute of Administration & Management (BIAM) Foundation, Dhaka on 20 December 2011. Mr Shajahan Khan, MP, Minister for Shipping was present at the consultation as the Chief Guest.
10 December 2011
Ministry of Labour and Employment, ILO Country Office, and Bangladesh Marine Academy jointly organized a technical workshop on Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 on 10 December 2011. The main objective of the workshop was to share the gap analysis between MLC and the relevant national legal instruments with the Stakeholders.
Tripartite Workshop on Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) Research Findings: Agro-Processing Sector and Pharmaceutical Sector
7 - 8 December 2011
International Labour Organization (ILO) and Bangladesh Employers' Federation (BEF) jointly organized a technical workshop on the research findings of a study on the agro-processing sector and the pharmaceuticals sector. The workshop was held on 7 and 8 December 2011 at the BEF Conference Hall in Dhaka. The workshop intended to share the preliminary findings on skill demands for current and future needs of two important export sectors: agro-processing and pharmaceuticals industry.
Final National Consultative Workshop on Formulation of National Plan of Action for Implementation of the National Child Labour Elimination Policy, 2010
5 December 2011
The final National Consultative Workshop on Formulation of the National Plan of Action (NPA) for Implementing the National Child Labour Elimination Policy, 2010 held on 5th December 2011 at Hotel Purbani, Dhaka
23 November 2011
Under UNJP-VAW, Ministry of Labour and Employment and ILO‟s joint project “Promoting gender equality and preventing VAW at workplace” has organized the dissemination workshop on Page 7 of 21 the baseline survey findings on November 23, 2011 at CIRDAP Auditorium with a view to strengthen the political commitment and joint efforts of all stakeholders to prevent and eliminate violence against women at workplace; and identify the ways and means to ensure more sustainable and effective interventions this kind of workshop is really important for us.
21 November - 7 December 2011
Four ToTs for solar technicians and entrepreneurs will be conducted from 21 November to 7 December 2011. Each batch comprises of 25 trainees. The trainees are instructors from BMET, GS and staffs from other SHS service providers of the country.
17 November 2011
"ILO, UNICEF, the World Bank, and UCW program launed its Inter Agency Country Report on Understanding Children's Work in Bangladesh on 17 November 2011 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka.