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. Occupational Safety and Health

    Stopping the sparks flying boosts factory safety in Bangladesh

    06 February 2017

    Electrical faults are the leading cause of fires in the Bangladesh garment industry. ILO with the support of the US Department of Labor has helped build capacity of fire inspectors to spot electrical risks.

  2. News

    Inspection checklist a new step in labour inspectorate reform

    02 February 2017

    A new inspection checklist developed by the Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) with the support of ILO’s RMG programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and United Kingdom came into force on 1 January 2017. It marks another major step in the process of creating a modern, credible and transparent labour inspectorate for Bangladesh. ILO Programme Officer Hasina Begum explains just why the check list is so important.

  3. Video

    Video Presentation: Improving social dialogue and harmonious industrial relations in the Bangladesh RMG sector

    21 December 2016

  4. News

    Bangladesh Business and Disability Network to help boost disability inclusion

    19 December 2016

    A new business network will support the practical needs of employers who are employing people with disabilities or are willing to make their workplaces more disability inclusive.

  5. News

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder hails working conditions progress in Bangladesh

    13 December 2016

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has praised progress made by Bangladesh to improve working conditions and grow its economy while calling for the benefits of development to be shared fairly.

  6. News

    ‘Skills 21’ set to drive Bangladesh skills sector development to next level

    13 December 2016

    A new skills development programme implemented by ILO and funded by the European Union (EU) will build on the achievements of earlier EU/ILO initiatives to modernise the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in Bangladesh.

  7. News

    Development partners signal intent to continue ready-made garment sector support in Bangladesh

    12 December 2016

    Representatives of the governments of Bangladesh, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as well as the ILO signed a Memorandum of Intent to continue efforts to improve conditions in the Bangladesh ready-made garment industry.

  8. Video

    Improving Working Practices and Decent Work in the Bangladesh Construction Industry

    05 December 2016

  9. News

    ILO and UNFPA to collaborate on gender issues

    30 November 2016

    ILO and UNFPA to combine efforts relating to workplace violence as well as sexual and reproductive health rights

  10. News

    Better Work Update – October 2016

    22 November 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.