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Dhaka committed to complying with ILO standards: Momen

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 20 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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Dhaka committed to complying with ILO standards: Momen
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen speaks at a seminar titled ‘Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work’ at the Foreign Service Academy in the capital on Wednesday. —PID photo

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Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said that the spirit of the fundamental principles and rights at work are embedded in the constitution of Bangladesh steered by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

He reiterated, “Bangladesh is committed to ensure compliance with International Labour Standards in a feasible and incremental manner. Our government announced the decision to launch a universal pension scheme from next year.”

Foreign Minister Momen in his speech urged the ILO to give enhanced focus on supporting the government and social partners for the drastic transformations taking place in the world of work in view of climate change, digitalisation, artificial intelligence and other factors.

The Foreign Minister was addressing a seminar on Wednesday organised jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ILO on ‘Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work’ to mark the 50 years since Bangladesh joined the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as a member state.

Held at the Foreign Service Academy in Dhaka, the speakers discussed the progression in the areas of labour rights, decent work and social justice. Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen made the opening remarks.

ILO’s Regional Director and Assistant Director General for Asia and the Pacific, Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa presented a keynote to the audience on how Bangladesh is advancing the fundamental principles and rights at work.