The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called on Bangladesh to speed up the introduction of a new labour law, after more than 500 people were reported to have been killed when a building collapsed near the capital.
ILO's deputy director-general for field operations Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo said that international buyers needed to ensure their local business partner respected labour laws as well as building and construction standards:
What we believe clearly is that the buyers before deciding to do business with a local employer, have to make sure that the country's labour code is in place, is respected which include different dimensions including the workers protection, the safety and other laws respected by the local company before they get into business with.
A young woman has been freed from the wreckage of a building in the Bangladeshi capital 17 days after its collapse killed hundreds.
The Bangladesh High Commissioner has told me he believes that Western companies share some of the blame for conditions in Dhaka's factories.
Primark, who bought products from the factories in the destroyed Rana Plaza in Dhaka, will pay compensation to the families of the victims.