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Bangladesh signs ILO’s Decent Work Programme

The Bangladesh government, along with many of the country’s employers and worker's organisations has signed on with the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) which will run until 2020.

The programme was introduced by ILO to identify industry challenges and set out corrective actions which industry can then look to work towards. The organisation has so far introduced three such programs in the last 15 years. The latest program will focus on the high unemployement among young people; particularly those with high levels of education, high and stagnating income inequality, inadequate social dialogue, low productivity in some sectors and the slow improvements made to the Occupational Safety and Health situation.

The areas highlighted include skills development and green growth; promotion of safe and clean working environments; social dialogue between government, employers and workers; and social protection for all workers and vulnerable groups including protection against climate change.