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Invitation to the event "Towards decent work for all" | 25.04.2023

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapsed, causing the deaths of more than 1,000 people. This tragic incident brought attention to the downside of global textile supply chains. 

In response, Bangladesh adopted the International Accord on Fire and Building Safety (ACCORD), an agreement to strengthen safe workplaces for workers in the textile industry. In Germany, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has, among other things, launched the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and the government-run certification label Green Button.

Where does the textile industry stand 10 years after the catastrophe? To answer this question, the BMZ invites to the event Towards decent work for all - Asia's textile industry 10 years after Rana Plaza. The Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Bärbel Kofler, will discuss together with experts the improvements in the textile industry and the remaining challenges.

When. Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CEST)
Where. Hybrid event. Digital participation via Livestream.

Towards Decent Work