ILO Country Office in Bangladesh (CO–Dhaka)

Welcome to the ILO Office in Bangladesh. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the tripartite UN agency that brings together governments, employers and workers in common action to promote decent work. The Office is based in Dhaka since 1973. More>

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  1. Press release

    Employment injury insurance to benefit workers and employers alike in the RMG sector

    24 January 2015

    DHAKA - Bangladesh’s workforce and industry alike would benefit from the establishment of an employment injury insurance (EII) scheme according to specialists of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. Press release

    New strategy seeks to reinvigorate Bangladeshi apprenticeship system

    10 December 2014

    The need to popularise apprenticeships and the benefits that this will have for both the workforce and the Bangladesh economy were discussed at a high level consultation held today

  3. Press release

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina officially opens Center of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industries

    7 December 2014

    DHAKA – H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh officially opened the Centre of Excellence for the Bangladesh Apparel Industries (CEBAI) during a ceremony held at the Dhaka Apparel Summit at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka today.

  4. Meeting

    Workplace cooperation in the RMG sector is vital to boost productivity

    Leaders and top management of the RMG sector enterprises participated in a consultation meeting on workplace cooperation organized by the International Labour Organization

  5. News

    Has fire safety in Bangladesh improved?

    November 27, 2014

    Two years on from the Tazreen fashions fire, ILO Country Director Srinivas Reddy looks at steps taken to boost fire safety and the challenges that still lie ahead.

  6. Press release

    Labour Inspectors trained on follow up to BUET inspections in RMG sector

    26 November 2014

    The need for systematic and comprehensive follow up of fire and structural inspections of ready-made garment (RMG) factories by the Department of Inspections of Factories and Establishments (DIFE) was stressed at a workshop held in Dhaka yesterday (25 November 2014).

  7. Visit

    EU ambassador visits Barisal welders supported by ILO

    18 November 2014

    Ambassador and Head of EU Delegation Pierre Mayaudon included a visit to Barisal School and College during his first significant field visit outside of Dhaka on 18 November 2014. At the school he toured the welding lab which was equipped by the ILO-implemented, EU-funded TVET reform project.

  8. Training Programme

    All hands to the pump: ILO helps boost capacity of the Bangladesh fire service

    19-23 October 2014

    Bangladesh’s Fire Service and Civil Defence Department plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of the nation’s vast Ready Made Garment sector.

  9. Publication

    Towards a safer ready made garment sector for Bangladesh: Progress made and way ahead

    Dhaka 22 October 2014

    In the 18 months since Rana Plaza collapsed considerable progress has been made towards creating a safer ready made garment sector for Bangladesh. This ILO publication looks at what has been achieved and the challenges still ahead.

  10. Press release

    Progress on labour rights and factory safety in Bangladesh, but ILO calls for further improvements

    The Government of Bangladesh has made important progress to ensure labour rights and factory safety in the ready-made garment and knitwear industry in Bangladesh, but a lot of work still remains to be done.

  11. Press release

    Employer-employee cooperation vital for RMG Sector development

    16 October 2014

    DHAKA – The need to promote dialogue and build trust between workers and employers to ensure sustainable growth of the Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector was stressed by high-level speakers at an event on workplace cooperation held in Dhaka today.