Communication to Accord signatories on recent earthquake impacting Bangladesh

14 April 2016

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near Mandalay, Myanmar (~400 km East of Dhaka) at approximately 8:00 pm on Wednesday 13 April 2016. The tremor could be felt in Bangladesh, including Dhaka and Chittagong. The information we have is that there were no deaths and small numbers of minor injuries, from panicked persons fleeing from buildings, associated with the earthquake. Local news sources report damage to a small number (6) of buildings, particularly in Chittagong. One of these reportedly housed garment factories which are not listed Accord suppliers.

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Advisory Board Meeting Report

13 January 2016 Meeting (10:30 am – 12:30 pm)

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its seventh Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 13 January 2016 in Dhaka. Representatives from supplier factories, sourcing agents, the Ministry of Labour (DIFE), IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), Accord signatory brands, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated as members. The ILO Country Director served as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisory Board.

You can download Advisory Board Meeting Report here

Advisory Board Meeting Report

6 September 2015 Meeting (10:30 am – 12:30 pm)

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its sixth Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 6 September 2015 in Dhaka. Representatives from IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), brands, suppliers, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated as members. The ILO Country Director appointed his designee, the ILO RMG Project Manager, to serve as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisory Board.

You can download Advisory Board Meeting Report here