The UN System – the United Stations and its subsidiary bodies -- is seeking areas where it could build a strategic partnership with the private sector in Bangladesh, said ILO Country Director Tuomo Poutiainen.
The UN family is working to engage private sector in a coordinated and concrete manner in order to achieve SDGs, he said during a meeting with Sheikh Fazle Fahim, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) on Sunday.
At the meeting, Tuomo Poutiainen mentioned five strategic areas where the International Labour Organization is focusing on, said a press release.
The areas include economic development, social protection, climate change, governance and gender protection.
The meeting focused on the role of private sector and its strategic partnership with the UN System with a view to bringing in economic development in the country.
The FBCCI president sought technical support from the UN System, especially in the areas of industry, product and market diversifications, development of competitive export strategies, entrepreneurship and innovation, and sustainable and inclusive growth.
Fahim apprised Tuomo Poutiainen of the FBCCI's 3600 approach for trade skills, applied skills in Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, big data, cyber security and 140 hours of modular programmes.