The focus of this year's summit will be “Migration that Works for Sustainable Development for All: Towards a Transformative Migration Agenda.”
ILO DG Guy Ryder will hold discussions with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Minister for Labour and Employment Md Mujibul Haque, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Minister of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Nurul Islam and representatives of workers’ and employers organisations as well as development partners.
Ryder will also address the inaugural ceremony of the Dhaka Summit on skills, employability, and decent work, 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 Denmark which aims to build social dialogue and harmonious industrial relations in the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Industry.
Furthermore, an agreement will 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 the ILO to collaborate on the second phase of ILO’s programme to improve working conditions in the ready-made garments sector, funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Ryder was elected as ILO director general by the organisations governing body in May 2012. He was re-elected on November 7 this year with overwhelming support across the ILO's tripartite constituency of governments, employers and workers organisations for a further five years.