NETHERLANDS: Pledges funding to Better Work programme
The Netherlands has pledged EUR2.5m (US$3.4m) per year in funding to the Better Work programme as part of an ongoing partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The country said it has committed EUR2.5m per year over the next four years, which builds on the $16m already provided to the programme by the Netherlands to date.
The initiative works to improve working conditions and productivity in the garment sector in a range of countries, including Bangladesh.
"We are delighted to welcome this support from the Netherlands," said Dan Rees, Better Work director. "As one of our first global donors, the Netherlands have been a valued partner for Better Work for years. This funding will provide critical assistance to our operations to improve conditions and competitiveness across the garment industry."
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