Press releases


  1. ILO marks Child Labour Day 2015

    15 June 2015

    ILO took part in a seminar held in Dhaka 11 June to mark World Child Labour Day.

  2. ILO marks Child Labour Day 2015

    15 June 2015

    ILO took part in a seminar held in Dhaka 11 June to mark World Child Labour Day.

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    Rana Plaza victims’ compensation scheme secures funds needed to make final payments

    08 June 2015

    ILO Director-General encouraged by milestone but says more work remains to be done.

  4. ILO and BEF ink agreement to enhance Occupational Safety and Health in the RMG sector

    28 May 2015

    DHAKA - A major push to enhance Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the Bangladesh ready made garment industry is underway following the signing of an agreement between the Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF) and International Labour Organization (ILO) today.

  5. First ever job fair for returnee migrant workers

    27 May 2015

    ILO jointly with the Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF) organized a first ever job fair aimed at reintegrating migrant workers into the national economy

  6. ILO stresses need for Bangladesh Labour Act implementation rules to reflect international standards

    24 May 2015

    DHAKA - The International Labour Organization (ILO) has stressed the importance of ensuring that the proposed implementation rules for the Bangladesh Labour Act comply with international labour standards

  7. ILO joins hands with Bangladesh IndustriALL Council

    24 May 2015

    ILO has joined hands with the Bangladesh IndustriALL Council (IBC) to further strengthen workers’ rights and working conditions in the ready-made garment industry.

  8. Bangladesh Bank’s employment role discussed at high-level seminar

    19 May 2015

    The role of Bangladesh’s central bank role in promoting growth and employment while maintaining price stability was discussed at an international seminar jointly organized by the ILO and Bangladesh Bank in Dhaka 14 May 2015.

  9. Technical and Vocational Education and Training Data System goes live

    29 April 2015

    The new National Technical and Vocation Education and Training (TVET) Data System, an initiative of the National Skills Development Council (NDSC) Secretariat is now live. The system currently displays demand and supply data for skilled workers in three industry sectors – leather, readymade garments and tourism and hospitality.

  10. National Competency Standards for workers in the tourism and hospitality sector accepted

    29 April 2015

    National Competency Standards in four key occupations of the tourism and hospitality sector have been approved by the Bangladesh Technical Education Board and endorsed by the Tourism & Hospitality Industry Skills Council.

  11. Rana Plaza commemoration highlights progress made and challenges ahead in Bangladesh ready-made garment sector

    23 April 2015

    Speakers at a commemoration event to mark the second Rana Plaza anniversary recognised the progress made towards creating a safer ready-made garment (RMG) sector for Bangladesh while stressing the need for further improvements to working conditions and worker rights in the industry.

  12. ILO calls for greater social dialogue in Bangladesh RMG sector

    21 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for greater social dialogue among representatives of government, employers and workers within the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector, highlighting the gains this would bring.

  13. Second skills governance training workshop for skills development professionals held in Sylhet

    08 April 2015

    Capacity strengthening workshops for professionals in the skills development sector continued in Sylhet Engineering College from November 27-30, 2014. The goal of the second workshop was to develop monitoring tools to measure the progress of implementation of the National Skills Development Policy in each of the participating agencies.

  14. ILO supports development of National Human Resources Development Fund

    08 April 2015

    Bangladesh faces a major challenge in terms of skill development. The rapid growth of the manufacturing sector has led to the creation of millions of new jobs, but also the creation of widening skills shortages in almost every industry sector. To address these shortages, the Government of Bangladesh is creating a National Human Resources Development Fund.

  15. 49 Government Polytechnics and 64 TSCs in Bangladesh to become Registered Training and Assessment Centres

    08 April 2015

    Mr Shahjahan Mian, Director-General, Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and National Project Director of both the European Union and Canadian funded skills projects under DTE has directed all 49 Government Polytechnics and 64 Technical Schools & Colleges (TSCs) to become Registered Training Organizations and Assessment Centers.

  16. Eight UN agencies in Bangladesh to work together on skills development

    08 April 2015

    A six person delegation from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) visited the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Project this week to discuss a joint approach to skills development by UN agencies.

  17. First public private partnership in technical education in Bangladesh

    08 April 2015

    Graphic Arts Institute and Shamustshuk Printers signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on May 3 in the presence of the Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr N I Khan. The MOU is a formal recognition of the first public private partnership to be initiated in Bangladesh’s technical education sector.

  18. Sharing skills development expertise from Bangladesh with Myanmar

    08 April 2015

    Lessons learned and resources from ILO’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform in Bangladesh Project shared with counterparts in Myanmar.

  19. TVET Project receives six month extension

    08 April 2015

    Bangladesh Planning Commission recently granted the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project a six month extension to extend its operations until December 2015.

  20. ILO supports Bangladesh’s first international conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

    08 April 2015

    A three-day international conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for Sustainable Development was held from April 30 to May 2 in Dhaka, with representatives from 17 countries attending.