Feature articles

2016

  1. Mushrooms mean opportunities for disabled persons in Bangladesh

    16 February 2016

    Farming mushrooms is offering a valuable income stream for disabled people in Bangladesh, helping give them more confidence and control over their future.

2015

  1. Sowing the seeds of workplace cooperation in Bangladesh

    15 November 2015

    Poor labour-management relations are at the heart of many labour problems in Bangladesh. ILO is therefore putting emphasis on building skills at all levels to help bring about better workplace cooperation.

  2. Learning to work and working to learn

    10 August 2015

    An ILO programme in Bangladesh shows that quality skills training can be a powerful means not only to improve a country’s competitiveness and to reduce poverty, but also to help young people find a decent job.

2014

  1. SAARC commits to helping migrant workers

    18 December 2014

    By Yoshiteru Uramoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

  2. A father, a mechanic, a trainer, an entrepreneur and disabled – in that order

    11 February 2014

    Ask anyone in Tongi about Mosharrof Hossain and they’ll tell you he’s the man to fix your fridge. What they probably won’t tell you is that he will do it without hands.

2013

  1. Breaking gender stereotypes in Bangladesh

    05 December 2013

    Nupur Howlader is Bangladesh's only nationally-qualified female welder. An ILO-EU skills training programme has given her the chance to both earn a better living and challenge gender stereotypes.

  2. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2020

    Emerging from the ruins of Rana Plaza

    24 October 2013

    Six months on from the Rana Plaza building collapse, the ILO is helping survivors develop new skills and find jobs. Three workers who survived the tragedy talked to ILO News about their way back into employment.

  3. Solar home systems: Lighting the way to a greener world of work in Bangladesh

    25 June 2013

    While the national grid reaches many areas of Bangladesh, most of the country’s 142 million inhabitants live in rural areas and 70 per cent of them are not connected. Most rely on kerosene fuelled lamps for lighting and petrol or diesel-fired generators for other power needs. Solar power is increasingly seen as a convenient, affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for many in Bangladesh.

  4. © Sarah-Jane Saltmarsh / ILO 2020

    Removing the barriers to inclusion

    28 March 2013

    People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.

2012

  1. Bangladesh: Lighting the Way to a Greener World of Work

    22 June 2012

    Solar home systems can be an alternative source of energy in developing countries like Bangladesh, where half of the population, or about 85 million people, lack access to grid-based electricity. Solar panels bring clean energy and green jobs to rural areas, an issue that is high on the Rio+20 agenda. Allan Dow reports.