Nov 20, 2013 - 3-5pm in NYC: The Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh: Taking Stock Half a Year On - And marking one year since the Tazreen factory fire

On 20 November 2013, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre held the 4th event in its Mary Robinson Speaker Series, at Ford Foundation headquarters in New York City.  The subject was "The Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh: Taking Stock Half a Year On".  Following a moving and inspiring keynote speech by Kalpona Akter of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, there was a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A on progress and challenges in improving the lives of garment workers in Bangladesh.  A blog post about the event by the Resource Centre's Executive Director Phil Bloomer is here

Panelists (l to r): Steven Greenhouse, New York Times (panel moderator); Kalpona Akter, Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity; Judy Gearhart, International Labor Rights Forum; Sarah Labowitz, Center for Business and Human Rights at NYU Stern business school; Chloe Poynton, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility); Lauren Compere, Boston Common Asset Management; Harpreet Kaur, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. 

Note: A compiliation of material from a wide range of sources about the Rana Plaza building collapse is here

 

 

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Historias y componentes discutidos en las áreas detalladas

Historia
23 April 2015
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On 24 April 2013, Rana Plaza building collapse killed over 1100 garment workers and left 2000 injured.  The second anniversary has seen NGOs and investors urge companies to address a 6$m shortfall in compensation for victims.  Human Rights Watch ha...

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Artículo
23 March 2015
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Autor(a): Clean clothes Campaign

With one month to go before the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster the three organisations…UNI Global Union, IndustriALL Global Union and the Clean Clothes Campaign…negotiating on behalf of the victims – are ramping up demands on global...

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Historia
10 March 2015
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A cement factory collapsed in the port city of Mongla, about 188 miles southwest of the capital, Dhaka. Seven people were reported dead , 40 inured and many missing after a roof under construction at an army-run factory collapsed. The cement factory...

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Historia
28 October 2014
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Artículo
12 October 2014
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Autor(a): www.bdnews24.com

Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin made the request…while meeting the US Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Michael Froman…both of them discussed issues related to trade, investment and the GSP review for Bangladesh…The US revoked the GSP on some...

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