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. Training on International Labour Standards for Constituents

    21 - 23 December 2009

    ILO-Dhaka organized a training workshop on International Labour Standards (ILS) on 21 - 22 December 2009 at BRAC CDM at Rajendrapur in Gazipur. The key objective of this training was to develop capacity of constituents to have clear understanding on ILS, procedures of ratification of ILO conventions, supervisory mechanism and role of constituents and reporting obligation.

  2. National Roundtable on “ILO Convention 169, Indigenous People and the Bangladesh National Parliament”

    20 December 2009

    A national roundtable on “ILO Convention 169, Indigenous Peoples and the Bangladesh National Parliament” was organized on 20th December by the ILO Office in Dhaka in cooperation with Research and Development Collective at the Spectra Convention Centre, Dhaka. The objectives of the national roundtable were to create awareness on ILO C169 ratification, and strengthening parliamentary role on indigenous peoples issue in Bangladesh. A number of parliamentarians, academics, indigenous peoples’ representatives, development partners and civil society members participated in the roundtable.

  3. Field Visit to DCC-ILO Action Programme on Child Labour

    18 November 2009

    H.E. A.J.A.J.M.G. Hennekens, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Ms Panudda Boonpala, Country Director, ILO visited Dholaipar Multi Purpose Centre and Jatrabari Vocational Training Centre at Jatrabari in Dhaka on 18 November 2009 to see the field level operations of the Urban Informal Economy (UIE) Project.

  4. South Asia Training Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights : Promotion and Implementation of ILO Convention No.169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

    11 - 13 November 2009

    A three-day South Asia Training Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Promotion and Implementation of ILO Convention No.169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), was held at the Brac Centre for Resource and Management (BCRM), Rajendrapur from 11-13 November 2009.

  5. Regional consultation programme on “ILO Conventions No.107 and 169 and Indigenous Peoples Issues in Bangladesh”

    7 November 2009

    A day long regional consultation programme on “ILO Conventions No.107 and 169 and Indigenous Peoples Issues in Bangladesh” was organized by ILO Dhaka Office in cooperation with the Kapaeeng Foundation on 7 November 2009 at Bandarban Hill District Council Auditorium, Bandarban, Chittagong Hill Tracts.

  6. Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Grameen Shakti and Bureau of Management, Employment and Training

    16 September 2009

    The MOU provides training of solar technicians under the ILO Green Jobs Initiative.

  7. Launch of the Alliance for Women Workers' Rights

    6 September 2009

    A follow up to the ILO Dhaka Gender Audit Recommendation with the aim of promoting women workers rights at the workplace.

  8. Skills Development Policy Consultative Group

    31 August 2009

    The key purpose of the workshop was to obtain comments and feedback on the draft national skills development policy.

  9. Occupational Safety and Health

    24 August 2009

    TVET Reform Project, Bangladesh, jointly funded by the Bangladesh Government, the European Commission and the International Labour Organization (ILO) arranged a day long workshop on “Occupational Safety and Health" (OSH) to raise awareness among industry stakeholders.

  10. Agreement signing ceremony between Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) and NGOs to implement child labour programmes under the ILO-DCC Action Program on Child Labour

    20 August 2009

    Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has signed an agreement with five national NGOs namely, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Resource Integration Center, Nari Moitree, Center for Development Services and Population Services and Training Center under the ILO-DCC Action Program on Child Labour. The signing ceremony was held on 20 August 2009 at the Dhalpur Community Center of DCC.

  11. Consultation forum on "Impact of Global Financial on Employment and Labour Market of Bangladesh"

    19 August 2009

    A consultation forum entitled “Impact of Global Financial on Employment and Labour Market of Bangladesh” held on 19 August 2009 expressed the need for appropriate measures to tackle the impact of the global financial crisis.

  12. ILO celebrates the International Indigenous Peoples' Day

    10 August 2009

    A book launching programme was organized by ILO Office in Bangladesh in cooperation with the Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People on 10 August 2009.

  13. Workshop on Sector Development Strategy for Agro-Food Processing Sector

    31 July - 1 August 2009

    Mr Dilip Barua, Honorable Minister for Industries was the chief guest at the Agro-Food Processing Sector Development Strategy Workshop organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) Reform Project held at the UNI Resort in Cox’s Bazar mid August.

  14. World Day Against Child Labour 2009 in Dhaka

    11 - 12 June 2009

    World Day Against Child Labour aims to promote awareness and action to end child labour. This year we are putting special focus on the plight of girls who often endure additional hardships as victims of child labour. Support for the World Day has been growing each year and 2009 will be no exception. Various activities will be taking place around the Dhaka city involving governments, employers, workers, civil society organizations and concerned individuals who care about protecting the rights of children. We invite you to join us this World Day and every day as part of the growing worldwide movement to eliminate child labour.

  15. High Level Forum on "Social Dialogue and Decent Work: Our Challenges"

    3 May 2009


  1. Twelfth Asian Regional Meeting

    9 - 11 December 1997

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a series of wide-ranging Conclusions in which governments, and representatives of workers' and employers' organizations urged the ILO to "vigorously pursue" its opportunities to make an "essential contribution" to the economic and social development of Asia.