Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Bangladesh: The Role of Industrial Relations and Workers' Rights (in Bangla)

The Massive Open Online Course "Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Bangladesh: The Role of Industrial Relations and Workers' Rights" (in Bangla) is open for free enrolment on

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This course offers a mix of video lectures and interviews, readings, online resources and exercises to provide Bangla-speaking users with analytical skills, practical tools and strategies for improving workers’ rights and strengthening industrial relations to achieve sustainable and inclusive development in Bangladesh. The course provides also possibilities to network with other people interested on these issues.


You can attend this course and study at your own pace. Workload: 3-4 hrs/chapter


Wherever you are, all you need is only an internet connection and eagerness to learn more.

For Whom?

Trade unionists, labour activists, labour educators, labour researchers, NGOs, think-tanks, government officials and everybody else interested in the topic. Theoretical concepts are explained in an accessible and user-friendly manner. Thus, it is also possible to participate in the course using skills and knowledge acquired outside formal education.


Once you complete the course, you can obtain an official certificate from the GLU and iversity.

• The Certificate of Participation costs 29 € and it can be purchased at any time after the completion of the

• The Certificate of Accomplishment costs 49 € and can be purchased only in certain periods of the year
   when the Academy runs the online exam.

• Upon recommendation from the Bangladesh Institute of Labour (BILS), users may receive a scholarship
for either of the two certificates.

• To apply for a scholarship, send an email to online(at), specifying your
   organisation and your country.

In this course, you will learn about:

Ch. 1: Sustainable and Inclusive Development and the Role of International Labour Standards
Ch. 2: International Labour Standards and the Supervisory Machinery of the ILO
Ch. 3: Workers’ Rights and Safety at Work in Bangladesh: Regulatory and Institutional Framework
Ch. 4: Global Supply Chains: The Impact on Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights
Ch. 5: Fair Wages for Sustainable and Inclusive Development
Ch. 6: International Instruments and Labour’s Strategies to Strengthen Respect for Workers’ Rights in Bangladesh


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