Public information

Welcome to the public information section, covering the ILO activities in Bangladesh. This page acts as a gateway to English and Bengali language information materials ranging from project publications to press releases, newsletters and brochures, speeches and photo gallery. You can also find contact details for the ILO’s communications staff based at the ILO-Dhaka office, also the project focal person, and the library services provide details of its publications.

For more information please contact the ILO Country Office for Dhaka office at
Tel: + 880 2 55045009, Fax: + 880 2 55045010 or Email
  1. Press release

    OSH training for 800,000 RMG workers

    09 October 2016

    800,000 ready-made garment workers across Bangladesh are set to benefit from an occupational safety and health training programme launched today in Dhaka

  2. Our impact, their stories

    Najma’s story: “Informed migration is safe migration”

    30 September 2016

    Desperate to go abroad to work and escape poverty, Najma initially turned to a broker for help. But, what she learned at an ILO-funded training course made her realize she had been cheated.

  3. © Ramany / NurPhoto/afp 2016

    Occupational safety

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, in response to Tampaco Foils Limited fire in Bangladesh

    12 September 2016

    "The ILO is ready to further support Bangladesh’s efforts to ensure the safety of its workers," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  4. © ASIF HASSAN / AFP 2016

    Press release

    Compensation arrangement agreed for victims of the Ali Enterprise factory fire in Pakistan

    10 September 2016

    An ILO enabled agreement has been reached on compensation for victims of the 2012 Ali Enterprises garment factory in Baldia, Karachi.

  5. Press release

    315 inspectors receive electrical safety training to help reduce fire risk in RMG sector

    03 September 2016

    A training programme will build the electrical safety skills of inspectors to reduce the risk of fires in the RMG sector

  6. News

    Trade union engagement with Better Work discussed

    29 August 2016

    Union participation in Better Work programme encouraged

  7. News

    Interview with a Better Work Bangladesh factory owner

    25 August 2016

    Chowdhury A-A Quaseed is the Director of Ananta Group, one of the leading RMG exporters in Bangladesh and working with Better Work Bangladesh (BWB). He spoke about Ananta’s involvement with BWB, Participation Committee in the factory and other issues.

  8. News

    BETTER WORK UPDATE – July 2016

    25 August 2016

    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.

  9. Article

    Jute means jobs in Bangladesh

    17 August 2016

    Thought the Bangladesh Jute industry was a thing of the past? Think again. The industry needs more and more skilled staff and an innovative partnership supported by ILO between Panchagarh Technical School and College and a leading jute company is helping meet this demand.

  10. International Youth Day

    Cooking up a brighter future in Bangladesh

    12 August 2016

    A young woman in Bangladesh benefits from ILO skills training, highlighting the leading role of youth in poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development.