ILO Country Office in Bangladesh (CO–Dhaka)

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Towards safer workplaces in Bangladesh: ILO projects

  1. Press release

    Rana Plaza victims’ compensation scheme secures funds needed to make final payments

    ILO Director- General encouraged by milestone reached but also says that important business remains to be dealt with.

  1. Rana Plaza, two years on

    Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made Garment industry

  2. Employment injury insurance

    A Legacy of Rana Plaza: making employment injury insurance a reality for all

What's new

  1. Workshop

    Fire department officials trained on remediation process for RMG factories

    13 August 2015

    ILO is helping members of the Bangladesh fire service to follow up on the findings of RMG factory safety assessments in a more systematic and effective manner.

  2. Training

    Government officials gain understanding indigenous people’s issues

    12 August 2015

    Government officials have gained a better understanding of the issues facing indigenous and tribal people in Bangladesh with emphasis on the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

  3. Press release

    160 labour inspectors to receive comprehensive labour inspection training

    16 August 2015

    Dhaka - A comprehensive labour inspection training programme was launched today that will see 160 labour inspectors gain the skills needed to boost working conditions and worker safety in Bangladesh.

  4. News

    First public private partnership in technical education in Bangladesh

    Graphic Arts Institute and Shamustshuk Printers signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on May 3 in the presence of the Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr N I Khan. The MOU is a formal recognition of the first public private partnership to be initiated in Bangladesh’s technical education sector.

  5. Featured stories

    Amir starts work in first year of training through public private partnership

    16 July 2015

    Amir’s parents are farmers, living a small rural village in the Faridpur district of Bangladesh. Traditionally, this would mean that Amir would also become a farmer. He wanted to do something different though.

  6. Featured stories

    More opportunities in baking than an MBA in Bangladesh

    16 July 2015

    Educated in Karachi University, last year Jimi Ur Rahman was working as a pharmacist in a multinational company in Pakistan. This year, he is studying baking in Bangladesh and could not be more confident about his future.

  1. Press release

    National RMG factory inspection initiative hits 1,000 mark

    24 June 2015

    Government efforts to inspect ready-made garment factories for structural, fire and electrical safety have reached the 1,000 factory mark.

  2. Workshop

    Workshop shares experiences of preventing trafficking and ensuring safe migration

    23 June 2015

    Organizations working to ensure safe migration and prevent labour trafficking met in Dhaka 16-17 June 2015 to share knowledge and experiences of their work.

  3. News

    ILO marks Child Labour Day 2015

    11 June 2015

    ILO took part in a seminar held in Dhaka 11 June to mark World Child Labour Day.

  4. Press release

    Rana Plaza victims’ compensation scheme secures funds needed to make final payments

    08 June 2015

    ILO Director- General encouraged by milestone reached but also says that important business remains to be dealt with.

  5. Meeting

    ILO supports first meeting of National Child Labour Council

    26 May 2015

    The inaugural meeting of the National Child Labour Welfare Council (NCLWC) was held in Dhaka on 26 May 2015 with the support of ILO.

  6. Press release

    ILO and BEF ink agreement to enhance Occupational Safety and Health in the RMG sector

    28 May 2015

    DHAKA – A major push to enhance Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the Bangladesh ready made garment industry is underway following the signing of an agreement between the Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF) and International Labour Organization (ILO) today.

  7. News

    First ever job fair for returnee migrant workers

    24 May 2015

    ILO jointly with the Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF) organized a first ever job fair aimed at reintegrating migrant workers into the national economy

  8. Press release

    ILO stresses need for Bangladesh Labour Act implementation rules to reflect international standards

    21 May 2015

    DHAKA - The International Labour Organization (ILO) has stressed the importance of ensuring that the proposed implementation rules for the Bangladesh Labour Act comply with international labour standards.

  9. News

    ILO joins hands with Bangladesh IndustriALL Council

    12 May 2015

    ILO has joined hands with the Bangladesh IndustriALL Council (IBC) to further strengthen workers’ rights and working conditions in the ready-made garment industry.

  10. News

    Bangladesh Bank’s employment role discussed at high-level seminar

    14 May 2015

    The role of Bangladesh’s central bank role in promoting growth and employment while maintaining price stability was discussed at an international seminar jointly organized by the ILO and Bangladesh Bank in Dhaka 14 May 2015.

  11. Event

    Deepening the skills of union master trainers

    13 May 2015

    A three day Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop on Freedom of Association, organizing and labour law was held in Dhaka from 7-9 May 2015. Targeting to reach out to an estimated 2,700 potential organizers/ trainers at factory level in the RMG sector, 39 participants of the National Coordination Committee on Workers Education (NCCWE) took part in the training.

  12. Press release

    Rana Plaza commemoration highlights progress made and challenges ahead in Bangladesh ready made garment sector

    23 April 2015

    DHAKA – Speakers at a commemoration event to mark the second Rana Plaza anniversary recognised the progress made towards creating a safer ready made garment (RMG) sector for Bangladesh while stressing the need for further improvements to working conditions and worker rights in the industry.