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. Enterprise based training taking off in RMG sector

    18 August 2016

    Speakers at a seminar in Dhaka on 18 August 2016 underscored the need for enterprise-based training (EBT) to boost the productivity of the country’s ready made garment industry

  2. Alumni group formed to support development of employment injury scheme

    18 August 2016

    An alumni group comprising government, employer and trade union representatives will help facilitate the development of a social protection scheme in Bangladesh for those suffering workplace injury.

  3. Survey reveals need for skills and employment support for Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ITPs)

    11 August 2016

    A pressing need exists to create more productive employment opportunities among Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ITPs) in Bangladesh according to a new survey.

  4. NTVQ Level-1 training program assessments take place

    10 July 2016

    Assessments of pilot training initiatives within the Tourism and Hospitality Sector take place.

  5. Career guidance and employment support service workshop

    1 July 2016

    Workshops have helped promote the development of Career Guidance Counselling and Employment Support Services in technical schools and colleges

  6. Twenty labour inspectors trained to become trainers

    29 May - 2 June 2016

    Labour inspectors from different districts of Bangladesh gained specialised knowledge on inspection as part of ongoing capacity building effort of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE).

  7. New Apprenticeship Cell provides support to apprentices

    23 May 2016

    An Apprenticeship Cell developed with support of ILO will strengthen government capacity to keep track of apprentices and provide them nationally recognized qualifications.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. “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

  12. 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

  13. Tears of joy mark completion of labour inspector training

    9 March 2016

    Training programme marks latest step in labour inspectorate reform process

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.