ILO chief to visit Bangladesh
December 8th, 2016 at 6:02 pm
ILO chief to visit Bangladesh

Dhaka – The chief of United Nations labour wing Guy Ryder is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Saturday on a four-day visit to hold talks with senior Bangladeshi officials, a press statement of the International Labour Organisation said on Thursday.

Ryder, Director General of ILO, is expected to meet a host of officials and policymakers including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali during his trip to Dhaka.

He is also scheduled to meet Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam, State Minister for Labour and Employment Md Mujibul Haque and  representatives of workers’ and employers organisations as well as development partners.

ILO has been working with Bangladesh mainly to ensure labour rights and reforms of law related to working conditions, safety and security, freedom of association and collective bargaining agents.

ILO’s current project in Bangladesh is on Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work for Migrant Workers.

The project will help the government to operationalize policy and legal measures developed by earlier ILO initiatives, including, the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Policy 2016 and the Overseas Employment and Migrants Act 2013. This project deadline is December 2020.