ILO and partners work to improve garment factory conditions in Bangladesh

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The Rana Plaza Building collapse in Bangladesh on 24 April 2013. ILO Photo

The ready-made garment sector is a driver of Bangladesh's economy, responsible for nearly $20 million in exports, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

In the wake of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in April, which killed more than 1,000 people, the UN agency and its partners have been striving to improve workplace conditions for the country's 3.5 million garment workers.

The ILO this week announced a $24 million partnership with the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Canada which will also strengthen labour inspection and upgrade building and fire safety.

Dianne Penn found out more about the initiative from ILO Director-General Guy Ryder who is in New York for the UN General Assembly.

Duration: 4’27″

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