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. News

    Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry receives accreditation

    22 November 2015

    The ILO-supported Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry has received accreditation from the Bangladesh Technical Education Board.

  2. Visit

    Swedish Deputy Minister visits CEBAI

    19 November 2015

    Swedish Deputy Minister for Employment, Ms Irene Wennemo visited the Centre for Excellence for the Bangladesh Apparel Industries (CEBAI) 16 November 2015.

  3. Training

    ILO training to strengthen workplace cooperation in RMG sector

    17 November 2015

    ILO in collaboration with the Bangladesh Institute of Management has launched training on effective workplace cooperation for workers’ representatives and mid-level managers in the RMG sector.

  4. Training

    ILO trains 56 government and trade union officials on new labour rules

    17 November 2015

    ILO has provided training to help government officials and senior trade union leaders better understand the newly adopted Bangladesh Labour Rules.

  5. Article

    Sowing the seeds of workplace cooperation in Bangladesh

    15 November 2015

    Workers, unions, employers and educators are taking part in an ILO initiative to sow the seeds of workplace cooperation in Bangladesh

  6. Press Release

    Apprenticeship Programme to Boost Furniture Sector Skills

    12 November 2015

    ILO supports apprenticeship scheme that will see up to 1,400 trained in furniture sector

  7. Press Release

    Milestone reached with completion of RMG factory inspections

    9 November 2015

    The safety inspection phase for exporting RMG factories has been completed with emphasis now switching to remediation.

  8. Press Release

    ILO, Germany and Bangladesh sign agreement to jointly develop Employee Injury Insurance (EII) Scheme

    06 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), Germany and the Government of Bangladesh will collaborate in the development of an Employment Injury Insurance (EII) Scheme for Bangladesh.

  9. News

    Garment worker’s rights and voice in Bangladesh given boost

    26 September 2015

    An agreement to launch the project “promoting social dialogue and harmonious industrial relations in the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Sector” was signed in New York today (26 September 2015) in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly meeting by Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin, ILO Director General Guy Ryder and Secretary of the Bangladesh Ministry of Labour and Employment Mikail Shipar.

  10. Workshop

    Shrimp processing industries discuss labour compliance

    24 September 2015

    Employers and workers from Khulna shrimp processing factories discussed a labour compliance checklist for the industry recently.

  11. Workshop

    RMG regulatory bodies look to improve information management collaboration

    20 September 2015

    A technical workshop was held in Dhaka 20 September 2015 aimed at enhancing collaboration between and improving the information and knowledge management systems of key RMG sector regulatory oversight authorities.

  12. Workshop

    Seeking common DEA assessment standards in Bangladesh

    17 September 2015

    Stakeholders involved in inspecting Bangladesh’s ready-made garment factories for structural, fire and electrical safety met in Dhaka 17 September 2015 to develop harmonized guidelines for Detailed Engineering Assessments (DEA).

  13. Workshop

    Union, government officials help develop union registration, anti-discrimination procedures with ILO support

    10 September 2015

    Trade unions and officials of the Directorate of Labour in Bangladesh are working with ILO towards developing standard operating procedures relating to the registration of new unions and cases of anti-union discrimination.

  14. press release

    Weekly radio show to help workers understand their rights and responsibilities

    3 September 2015

    DHAKA - The International Labour Organization (ILO) with the support of the Government of Bangladesh and the Government of Norway is launching a Bangla-language radio show for workers entitled ‘আমারশ্রম, আমারঅধিকার’(My Labour, My Rights). Featuring workers rights experts, the shows will help create better understanding of rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.