Advisory Board Meeting Report

15 April 2015 Meeting (10:30 am – 12:30 pm)

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its fifth Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 15 April 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 served as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisory Board.

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Advisory Board Meeting Report

27 January 201 Meeting (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its fourth Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 27 January 2015 in Dhaka. Representatives from the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) – Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), brands, suppliers, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated as members. The ILO Country Director served as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisor y Board. AB member attendance was negatively affected by the recent and continuing blockades of the city and hartals.

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Accord Advisory Board Meeting Report

9 November 2014 Meeting (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its third Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 9 November 2014 in Dhaka.  Representatives from the Government of Bangladesh (GoB)- Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), brands, suppliers, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated as members.  The ILO Country Director designated ILO Official Tuomo Poutianen to serve as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisor y Board.  AB member attendance was negatively affected by re-scheduling necessitated by a series of hartals in the country.

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Advisory Board Meeting Report 3rd July 2014

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its second Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 3 July 2014 in Dhaka. Representatives from the Government of Bangladesh (GoB)- Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), brands, suppliers, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated as members. The ILO Country Director served as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisor y Board. The 2 factory owner members of the AB were unable to attend reportedly due to production pressures with the Ramadan period.

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Accord Regulations (adopted 24th September 2013) – Amended at SC meeting 10th July 2014

Steering Committee (the “SC”)

The SC is the executive decision-making body of the Foundation. It exercises all powers of the Foundation, including but not limited to:

  • selection, contracting, compensation and review of the performance of the Chief Safety Inspector, Executive Director – International Operations and the Executive Director – Bangladesh Operations.
  • oversight and approval of the Budget;
  • oversight of financial reporting and hiring of auditors;
  • oversight and approval of inspection program;
  • such other functions as are provided in the Accord; and
  • other such management duties as may be required

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Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh Advisory Board Meeting Report

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its first Advisory Board meeting on 3 April 2014 in Dhaka. Representatives from the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) – Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), factory owners, IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), brands, suppliers, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated as members. The ILO Country Director served as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisory Board.

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