Press releases

2019

  1. ILO video on ready-made garment workers’ rights goes ‘viral’

    28 August 2019

    YouTube film on three female workers and freedom of association clocks up over 800K views.

  2. Mothers@Work: supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workplace

    08 August 2019

    Inspiring stories from factories affiliated with Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) show that breastfeeding facilities in the workplace benefit working mothers, their babies and employers.

  3. ILO and Gap Inc. launch new initiative to improve industrial relations in Bangladesh garment industry

    01 July 2019

  4. Bangladesh Government honours 24 companies on National Occupational Safety and Health Day

    28 April 2019

  5. ILO brings in international experts to train Bangladeshi inspectors on safety checks

    26 April 2019

  6. © World Future Council 2019

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  7. Bangladesh becomes first Asia-Pacific government to commit to Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    28 March 2019

    Government of Bangladesh, a2i, boosts digital workforce opportunities and commits to training 250,000 youth on ‘future’ skills and to supporting 340,200 quality apprenticeships.

  8. 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.

  9. Good governance can protect migrants’ labour rights in the destination country

    12 March 2019

  10. ILO and Partners Pledge to Develop 21st Century Skills for Bangladesh

    09 March 2019

  11. Social dialogue is key to establish minimum wages

    14 January 2019

2018

  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