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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Building bridges for indigenous people in Bangladesh

    09 August 2016

    On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we spoke to Sulekha Mrong, an indigenous Garo woman from the rolling hills of north-eastern Bangladesh. She explains how an ILO initiative helps indigenous people to better understand their rights as well as forge positive relationships with government authorities.

  4. News

    Social dialogue programme set to start operations

    31 July 2016

    A programme to promote social dialogue and enhance industrial relations in the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector is set to start operations following the signing of the project document 31 July 2016.

  5. Press release

    High interest rates, low financial literacy amongst barriers to RMG remediation: IFC/ILO Study

    20 June 2016

    High interest rates and a lack of financial literacy are highlighted as major obstacles to factories in the Bangladesh Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector from obtaining remediation financing according to a report launched by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Labour Organization (ILO) in Dhaka today.

  6. News

    Building Entrepreneurs – Exploring the way forward

    16 June 2016

    A recent forum heard about the value of giving young people entrepreneurship training

  7. News

    Trade unions add voice to labour inspection strategy development

    05 June 2016

    Trade union representatives came together in Dhaka, 2 June 2016 to gain better understanding of labour inspection policies and strategies in Bangladesh.

  8. Press release

    ILO and IOM ink agreement to strengthen collaboration

    25 May 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) have agreed to strengthen their collaboration in Bangladesh around activities of common interest, in particular safe and skilled migration.

  9. News

    Better work update - May 2016

    25 May 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.

  10. News

    IT equipment to strengthen Department of Labour

    23 May 2016

    Equipment to support the operation of the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations Institutes (IRIs) provided by ILO’s Norwegian-funded FRLR Project.