April 2017

  1. Safety and health at work

    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.

  2. Event

    A three-day training course on “International Labour Standards and Labour Legislation” for the judges and judicial officers in Bangladesh

    25 April 2017

    The training programme organised by International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) on 25 April 2017 in Dhaka to equip judges and judicial officers with better knowledge of international labour law.

  3. Event

    Better Work forum highlights challenges and opportunities for Bangladesh’s garment industry

    4 April 2017

    Better Work Bangladesh held its second stakeholder and buyer forum in Dhaka today (4 April) to explore progress made by the programme, challenges remaining and how to continue improve working conditions across the country’s garment factories while increasing their competitiveness

  4. Event

    Training builds government capacity to boost workplace cooperation

    3 - 7 April 2017

    The capacity of the Government of Bangladesh to support workplace cooperation and handle grievances is set to increase through training provided by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) with the support of Sweden and Denmark.

March 2017

  1. Event

    Campaign launched to boost workplace safety in RMG sector

    30 March 2017

    A major new campaign launched 30 March 2017 aims to raise awareness of basic Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) issues and their prevention in the Bangladesh RMG sector

  2. 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.

  3. International Women’s Day

    Celebrating International Women’s Day

    8 March 2017

    Staff of ILO Bangladesh celebrated International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017.

  4. 01 February 2017

    OSH Newsletter published by Bangladesh Employers' Federation

    07 March 2017

    Newsletter (October – December 2016) published by OSH Unit, Bangladesh Employers’ Federation highlighting OSH training efforts taking place supported by the Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made Garment Sector programme

  5. 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.

  6. 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.