Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

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    DFID, ILO to launch new initiative to tackle trafficking of women and girls

    10 July 2013

  2. ILO, EU, Bangladesh government adopt new compact on garment factory safety

    10 July 2013

    The new compact aims to improve health and safety, labour rights and responsible business conduct in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry.

  3. First meeting of high level committee on building and fire safety in RMG factories

    07 June 2013

    The first meeting of the National Tripartite Committee formed to implement the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Building and Fire Safety in the Ready-Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh (NAP) was held on Thursday, 6 June 2013.

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    ILO welcomes accord on Building and Fire Safety in Bangladesh

    14 May 2013

    The ILO stands ready to provide appropriate support to the agreement signed by international fashion retailers along with other companies and trade unions to prevent workplace disasters.

  5. ILO mission to Bangladesh results in action plan for reforming garment industry

    06 May 2013

    Following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building, an ILO mission went to Bangladesh from 1 to 4 May. Concluding the mission, tripartite partners agreed to reform the labour law and to assess the structural building and fire safety of garment factories in Bangladesh.

  6. ILO meets with social partners in Bangladesh following building collapse

    04 May 2013

    CBC news reports on the ILO visit to Dhaka to meet with government, workers and employers organizations following the collapse of the Rana Plaza building, which resulted in deaths and serious injury of hundreds of garment workers. Speaking at a press conference, the ILO's Deputy Director-General for Field Operations, Gilbert Houngbo, described Bangladesh as a victim of its own success with rapid manufacturing growth creating the need for a new "modus operandi".

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    Conclusions of the ILO's high level mission to Bangladesh

    04 May 2013

    Joint statement issued by the tripartite partners at the conclusion of the ILO's high-level mission sent to Dhaka, Bangladesh, following the Rana Plaza Building collapse.

  8. Bangladesh building collapse tragedy could easily have been avoided, says ILO

    03 May 2013

    The challenge is for concrete action to be taken now, said the ILO's Deputy Director-General for Field Operations, Gilbert Houngbo in a live interview from Dhaka, with Al Jazeera English Newshour. This will include passing a new labour law in Bangladesh, inspecting over 3500 factories, and importantly, creating a different working environment, where workers, employer and government are in dialogue to prevent any such future tragedies.

  9. Statement by ILO Deputy Director General in Bangladesh on May Day 2013

    01 May 2013

    by Mr. Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, Deputy Director General of Field Operations and Partnerships

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    ILO sends high-level mission to Bangladesh following the Rana Plaza Building collapse

    29 April 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says it is time for horror and regret to translate into urgent action.