The ILO Director General, Guy Ryder, stressed that Rana Plaza (Bangladesh) tragedy points at the human cost of shocking working conditions and urged the global community to take actions in order to prevent such afflictions. The Rana Plaza disaster claimed the lives of over 1100 factory workers and injured many more when the building collapsed in the country's capital Dhaka in April 2013. An event called Vision for the Future, organized by the Danish Government in Copenhagen, the General Director of ILO emphasized that people cannot take place until future disasters and that world's factories have to be safe and decent places to work. Moreover, Ryder highlighted the measures taken by the Government of Bangladesh, workers' organizations, labour inspections to ensure occupational safety and health, rehabilitation and skills training for survivors. The ILO is the neutral chair of the Accord, which covers 1,639 of the 3,498 Bangladesh factories making garments for export. A legally binding agreement aimed to make all garment factories in Bangladesh safe workplaces. It includes 150 international brands and retailers with suppliers. 'International coordination is essential, when supply chains in 21st Century industry spread across globe'-said Ryder. The significance of supply chains and suppliers increased sharply due to globalization, which is why global supply chains have to operate safely in line with internationally respected laws. Consequently, the goods, no matter where produced, must be made under decent work conditions. The garment industry is essential in Bangladesh. It plays an indispensable role in achieving the current 6 per cent GDP growth and has helped to reduce poverty in recent years. According to Ryder, the sector should operate in a more sustainable way and maintain its crucial role in supporting Bangladesh's legitimate development aspirations simultaneously. The gLAWcal team The 18th of April 2014 (Source: ILO)