Press releases


  1. Swedish Deputy Minister visits CEBAI

    10 November 2015

    Swedish Deputy Minister for Employment, Ms Irene Wennemo visited the Centre for Excellence for the Bangladesh Apparel Industries (CEBAI) 16 November 2015.

  2. Safety inspections for targeted Bangladesh export-oriented RMG factories complete

    09 November 2015

    The Government of Bangladesh has completed the inspection phase of its efforts to assess exporting ready-made garment (RMG) factories for structural, fire and electrical safety with emphasis now switching to remediation.

  3. ILO, Germany and Bangladesh sign agreement to jointly develop Employment Injury Insurance (EII) Scheme

    06 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), Germany and the Government of Bangladesh will collaborate in the development of an Employment Injury Insurance (EII) Scheme for Bangladesh.

  4. Garment worker’s rights and voice in Bangladesh given boost

    26 September 2015

    Sweden, Bangladesh and the ILO have committed to improve dialogue and protect rights in the ready-made garment sector.

  5. Weekly radio show to help workers understand their rights and responsibilities

    03 September 2015

    DHAKA - The International Labour Organization (ILO) with the support of the Government of Bangladesh and the Government of Norway is launching a Bangla-language radio show for workers entitled ‘আমারশ্রম, আমারঅধিকার’(My Labour, My Rights). Featuring workers rights experts, the shows will help create better understanding of rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

  6. CEBAI trainees successfully placed in industry

    30 August 2015

    The Centre of Excellence for the Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI) has successfully placed its first batch of 30 trainees into different RMG enterprises following their completion of the nationally recognised Sewing Machine Operator Level One course. Training for another 30 is currently underway.

  7. Experts say skills key to unlocking Bangladesh's potential

    25 August 2015

    Bangladesh is on the way to becoming a middle-income country, but increases in wages need to be offset by increases in productivity, and workers need better skills, experts said at an ILO-supported round table on Technical and Vocational Education and Training Reform in the capital on November 16, 2014.

  8. A seminar on partnerships for sustainable model of disability inclusion in tourism sector

    25 August 2015

    The tourism and hospitality Industry in Bangladesh has taken a significant step towards partnerships with disability organizations and technical training institutes for disability inclusion to make tourism and its supply chain accessible, according to speakers at a seminar held in Dhaka 31 July 2015.

  9. MOE approves 5% admission quota for persons with disabilities in TVET institutions

    25 August 2015

    The Ministry of Education issued a letter on May, 24, 2015, to implement a 5% admission quota for persons with disabilities proposed by the ILO in all Directorate of Technical Education TVET institutions, in line with the Bangladesh Disability Welfare Act (2011) and the National Skills Development Policy (2011).

  10. ILO promotes green entrepreneurship in Bangladesh's tourism and agro food sectors

    25 August 2015

    The ILO is working with the Government of Bangladesh to introduce green entrepreneurship, to create green jobs and to reduce the negative environmental impact of industries contributing to climate change.

  11. Launch of national strategy for gender equality in skills

    25 August 2015

    In December 2014, the Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project supported the National Skills Development Council (NSDC) to launch the National Strategy for Promoting Gender Equality in TVET. The launch took the format of a workshop that focused on seeking practical recommendations to reinforce gender equality in skills institutions and industries.

  12. Partnerships for sustainable disability inclusion in private sector jobs

    25 August 2015

    16 million people in Bangladesh live with a disability, according to estimates by the Centre for Disability in Development. Promoting access for persons with disabilities to skills and jobs is a key priority of the ILO and the government as well as an important area of reform in Bangladesh’s skills development system.

  13. National seminar highlights ways to link industry and TVET institutions

    25 August 2015

    The ILO-supported seminar was held in the capital on 24 June as part of the Closing Ceremony for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Week 2014.

  14. National workshop presents study findings on skills in four growth sectors

    25 August 2015

    The ILO, in close consultation with government, industry, workers organizations and civil society organizations, held a workshop in the capital on December 8 and 9, 2014 to present the findings of a study focusing on the priority occupations for the future growth of the furniture, ceramics, agro food processing and pharmaceutical sectors. The workshop also sought feedback from key stakeholders to validate the findings.

  15. National apprenticeship strategy takes shape

    25 August 2015

    Supported by the ILO, the National Skills Development Council held the first formal stakeholder meeting on developing a national strategy for apprenticeships in Bangladesh on September 30, 2014 in SK Fazilutennesa Mujib Mohila Technical Training College in the capital.

  16. Bangladesh businesses to benefit from introduction of new global productivity improvement tools

    25 August 2015

    Preparations are underway to introduce the globally accepted high-powered ILO productivity improvement tool SCORE to five industry sectors in 2015. SCORE, which stands for Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises assists small and medium enterprises to becoming more sustainable through being greener, more productive and providing decent jobs.

  17. Nationally recognised NTVQF teachers training programme launched in Bogra

    25 August 2015

    The Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity Project launched a Competency-Based Training and Assessment NTVQF Level IV programme for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) trainers at the Vocational Teachers Training Institute (VTTI) in Bogra on July 4, 2015.

  18. New NTVQF tourism and hospitality trainers and assessors

    17 August 2015

    The Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity Project, In collaboration with the Bangladesh Technical Education Board and the National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI), assessed the competence of 30 TVET trainers and assessors in three tourism and hospitality occupations (tour guiding, food and beverage service and housekeeping) on July 2, 3 and 4, 2015 in the capital.

  19. Public TVET institution graduates lend support for PPP

    17 August 2015

    Graduates of the Graphic Arts Institute Dhaka, now working in leading media and printing organisations, offered their support to the institute to implement public partnerships in a one-day workshop supported by the ILO on 30 Jan 2015.

  20. 160 labour inspectors to receive comprehensive labour inspection training

    16 August 2015

    DHAKA - A comprehensive labour inspection training programme was launched today that will see 160 labour inspectors gain the skills needed to boost working conditions and worker safety in Bangladesh.