Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), arrived in the capital Saturday morning for a three-day official visit in Bangladesh.
During his stay, Mr. Ryder will take part in the ninth GFMD Summit Meeting: “Migration that works for Sustainable Development for All: Towards a Transformative Migration Agenda”.
He will hold discussions with Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina; Minister for Labour and Employment, Md. Mujibul Haque; Minister of Foreign Affairs Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali; and the Minister of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Nurul Islam BSc; representatives of workers’ and employers organisations as well as development partners.
Mr Ryder will address the inaugural ceremony of the Dhaka Summit on Skills, Employability, and Decent Work 2016 which forms part of the ILO’s Future of Work initiative.
He will join the launch of a new ILO project funded by Sweden and Demark which aims to build social dialogue and harmonious industrial relations in the Bangladesh readymade garment industry.
An agreement will also be signed during his visit for a new skills programme funded by the European Union as well as a Memorandum of Intent between the Government of Bangladesh, donors and ILO to collaborate on a second phase of ILO’s programme to improve working conditions in the RMG sector funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.