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Development Dhaka - Bangladesh, 28 January 2016

Bangladesh Sustainability Compact: Second Implementation Follow-up Meeting

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In reaction to the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in April 2013, the Government of Bangladesh, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the European Union and the United States launched a joint initiative known as "Compact for Continuous Improvements in Labour Rights and Factory Safety in the Ready-Made Garment and Knitwear Industry in Bangladesh".

The European Commission has been working closely with its partners to translate Compact's commitments into tangible improvements in labour, health and safety conditions for Bangladeshi workers and to encourage responsible business conduct in the country's clothing industry. To follow progress, the Commission organised in October 2014 the first Compact follow-up meeting in Brussels and released two technical reports, in July 2014 and April 2015.

The second follow-up meeting will be hosted by the Government of Bangladesh. It will aim to take stock of the progress achieved since October 2014 and look into the future prospects. It will bring together all Compact partners and offer a session for interested stakeholders.

Joint Conclusions of the second follow-up meeting



Event details

  • When: 28 January 2016
  • What time: Afternoon (exact timing will available soon)
  • Where: Westin Hotel, Dhaka - Bangladesh

Detailed program (attendance will be at participants' own expense)
About the Compact
EU trade relations with Bangladesh
EEAS political relations with Bangladesh

Written contributions and registration: is now closed.