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 9112836, Fax: +880 2 8114211 or Email
  1. 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.

  2. Disability and skills training

    Disabled workers prove their value in Bangladesh

    05 May 2016

    Disabled people can find it hard to both find employment and social acceptance in Bangladesh. Yet when they are given the chance, time after time they prove their worth in the workplace and value in society.

  3. Press release

    Bangladesh, ILO and Switzerland launch new initiative to support decent work for migrant workers

    03 May 2016

  4. Statement

    Statement by Srinivasa B Reddy on May Day 2016

    02 May 2016

  5. News

    Bangladesh celebrates World Day for Safety and Health at Work for first time

    29 April 2016

    The Government of Bangladesh held a range of activities across the country to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work for first time on 28 April 2016.

  6. News

    Workplace safety fails to keep pace with industrialisation - Srinivas Reddy, Country Director of the ILO, Dhaka

    28 April 2016

  7. Video

    Rana Plaza - three years after

    25 April 2016

    It’s now three years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza with the death of over 1,100 garment workers. This short film looks at some of the progress made and what still remains to be done.

  8. Our impact, their voice

    Vocational training changed my life

    08 April 2016

    The vocational training path has led to success for one Bangladeshi woman. Suma had been under the impression that only students weak in their studies chose vocational training. Luckily for her, a teacher with more awareness of job opportunities suggested she rethink her decision.

  9. Our impact, their voice

    On the fire safety frontline: Lessons from Bangladeshi fire fighters

    01 April 2016

    As Occupational Safety and Health Day approaches, on 28 April, Bangladeshi fire fighters have a message for all factory owners.

  10. International Women's Day

    Women at Work – Trends 2016

    08 March 2016

    Gender gap in labour force participation has declined only marginally. Joni Simpson, Senior Specialist on Gender, Equality & Non-Discrimination, explains the report findings including wage gaps and some of the specific challenges that prevent women in Asia and the Pacific from contributing fully to the economy and society.