Press releases


  1. Women receive UN recognition for innovative approach towards gender equality

    14 March 2019

    To mark International Women’s Day 2019, the UN honored three Bangladeshi women who defied tradition, challenged gender stereotypes and social barriers put in front of them because they are women, and became a successful community activist, an entrepreneur and an employee in a non-traditional sector, empowering many others on the way.


  1. Tripartite cooperation and commitment can promote decent work in the tea plantation sector in Bangladesh

    04 November 2018

    Indigenous and tribal women face discrimination and inequality based on both gender and ethnicity; discrimination against them occurs within and beyond their own communities. In the tea plantation sector, 64 % of the workers are women. The ILO-SIDA partnership project is a timely response to an explicit request from the tripartite national constituents, and builds on work already being done in Bangladesh.

  2. Better Work Forum emphasizes shared responsibility for a competitive Bangladesh garment industry

    23 October 2018

  3. Jobs fair creates opportunities of employment for the persons with disabilities and companies get appreciation

    20 October 2018

  4. ILO and UNICEF Joint Statement on International Day of the Girl

    11 October 2018

    On this International Day of Girl, ILO and UNICEF call on the government, development partners, civil society organisations and the private sector to accelerate efforts to empower girls, improve accessibility and prepare them with 21st century skills and provide them the space to pursue their careers needed for life long success.

  5. Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) works on integration of market driven skills systems

    29 September 2018

    B-SEP Project which is funded by Canada Government and implemented by ILO in collaboration of Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) works on integration of market driven skills systems.

  6. Ministry of Labour, employers and trade unions set Decent Work priority action areas for Bangladesh until 2020

    31 July 2018

  7. Department of Labour officials gain skills in investigating Unfair Labour Practices

    26 July 2018

    A group of 30 officials from the Bangladesh Department of Labour have been trained on principles and techniques of investigation of unfair labour practices. The training will contribute to efforts to protect workers against anti-union discrimination and unfair labour practices by building capacity to implement the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) adopted for this purpose in 2017 by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

  8. Tuomo Poutiainen becomes Country Director of International Labour Organization (ILO) in Bangladesh

    04 June 2018

  9. EU-ILO ‘Skills 21’ initiative to boost capacity of Bangladesh skills system

    29 May 2018

    The ‘Skills 21 – Empowering citizens for inclusive and sustainable growth’ project which is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) is formally launched at a ceremony held in Dhaka on 28 May 2018

  10. Apparel Companies Receive Award on National Occupational Safety and Health Day

    28 April 2018

  11. Workers Resource Centre launched for Bangladesh garment sector

    11 April 2018

    A Workers Resource Centre (WRC) has been launched to build the capacity of trade unions in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector of Bangladesh.

  12. Beyond the Sewing Machine: Photographs highlight women’s empowerment in the garment sector

    07 March 2018

  13. Bangladesh labour inspectorate goes digital with LIMA

    06 March 2018


  1. Tourism and hospitality sector offers excellent work prospects for people with neurodevelopmental disabilities

    31 October 2017

    According to a recent disability survey approximately 255,000 people in Bangladesh have neurodevelopmental disabilities.

  2. Towards greater transparency in union registration and labour practice

    21 September 2017

    Trade unions gain awareness of standard operating procedures for unfair labour practices and trade union registrations.

  3. Better Work supports maternity rights and breastfeeding in Bangladesh RMG sector

    22 August 2017

    Better Work and UNICEF team up to protect the wellbeing of women workers in Bangladesh.

  4. ILO and UNICEF to collaborate on child protection in Bangladesh

    16 August 2017

    UN Agencies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reinforce their joint efforts to combat child labour and strengthen child protection services.

  5. Better Work Update – June-July 2017

    03 August 2017

    Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) is dedicated to improving working conditions, quality and productivity in RMG factories and to contribute to the sustainability and image of the industry. To achieve this goal, we build strong partnerships with government, employer associations, workers and their representatives and global apparel buyers.

  6. Workers pick up safety quiz prizes

    25 July 2017

    A prize giving ceremony has marked the end of ‘Safe Workplaces, Go ahead Bangladesh’ radio campaign. The campaign raised awareness of basic occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and their prevention in the Bangladesh RMG sector.