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. News

    Celebrating World Day Against Child Labour 2017

    24 June 2017

    In conflict and disaster, protect children from child labour, the theme of this year’s event.

  2. News

    Skills 21 to start implementation following programme document signing

    13 June 2017

    A signing ceremony to initiate implementation of the European Union (EU) funded ‘Skills 21 – Empowering citizens for inclusive and sustainable growth’ project took place at the Economic Relations Division (ERD), in Dhaka on 13 June 2017.

  3. Video

    Learning labour court skills in Bangladesh

    18 May 2017

    Labour inspector Bulbul Ahmed took part in a mock labour court training held by the ILO for Bangladesh labour inspectors, in July 2016. The training was supported by ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the garment sector programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and United Kingdom as part of efforts to support the reform of the labour inspectorate

  4. Video

    Lady inspectors take to two wheels

    18 May 2017

    In order to help female labour inspectors in Bangladesh get to factories ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Garment Sector programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and United Kingdom provided 20 motorcycle scooters as part of efforts to support the reform of the labour inspectorate

  5. News

    Remediation Coordination Cell for Bangladesh garment industry launched

    14 May 2017

    The safety of the Bangladesh garment industry is set to take a further step forward following the launch of a Remediation Coordination Cell (RCC)

  6. Our impact, their voices

    Refusing to throw in the towel on factory safety in Bangladesh

    28 April 2017

    Four years on since the disastrous collapse of the Rana Plaza building, have things changed in the Bangladesh garment industry? Taking the case of one relatively small manufacturer on the outskirts of Dhaka, the answer appears to be yes.

  7. News

    Indigenous people need help to secure government jobs in Bangladesh

    19 March 2017

    A study has highlighted how job reservation policies could be adjusted to help more indigenous and tribal peoples (ITPs) secure government jobs in Bangladesh.

  8. Transformation of Women at Work in Asia: An Unfinished Development Agenda

    Women in Asia: High contribution, little rewards

    01 March 2017

    Women's labour force participation has either fallen or remained stagnant across Asia says the ILO ahead of International Women’s Day. An ILO book reviews the role of women in Asia’s economic transformation and highlights the barriers they face in the region’s labour market.

  9. Rights and discrimination

    Upholding the rights of indigenous peoples in Asia: A key to address climate change

    01 March 2017

    Around two thirds of the world’s indigenous peoples live in Asia. An ILO study reviews the legal and policy frameworks which tackle the challenges they face and highlights the pivotal role they play in combating climate change and building resilient societies.

  10. Video

    RMG project update: February 2017

    22 February 2017

    ILO’s RMG programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom was launched in 2013 to improve working conditions in the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector. Programme Manager Tuomo Poutiainen explains progress to date and how this work will be built upon