Press releases

2020

  1. Bangladesh labour inspectorate rolls out digitalized system to monitor all industries

    09 January 2020

2019

  1. Government, employers and worker leaders emphasize on tripartite consultation, skills building and ratification of ILO Conventions on minimum age and forced labour

    28 November 2019

  2. ILO global business forum highlights the importance of a sustainability vision for Bangladesh’s RMG sector

    02 October 2019

    Future of $34 billion industry heavily linked to improved labour market governance, effective social dialogue and responsible sourcing practices.

  3. ILO video on ready-made garment workers’ rights goes ‘viral’

    28 August 2019

    YouTube film on three female workers and freedom of association clocks up over 800K views.

  4. ILO Bangladesh Hosts High-Level Consultation on Eliminating Child Labour

    28 August 2019

    Regional workshop explores the gaps in current knowledge base to end Child Labour in Six South East Asia Nations.

  5. Mothers@Work: supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workplace

    08 August 2019

    Inspiring stories from factories affiliated with Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) show that breastfeeding facilities in the workplace benefit working mothers, their babies and employers.

  6. ILO and Gap Inc. launch new initiative to improve industrial relations in Bangladesh garment industry

    01 July 2019

  7. Bangladesh Government honours 24 companies on National Occupational Safety and Health Day

    28 April 2019

  8. ILO brings in international experts to train Bangladeshi inspectors on safety checks

    26 April 2019

  9. © World Future Council 2020

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  10. Bangladesh becomes first Asia-Pacific government to commit to Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    28 March 2019

    Government of Bangladesh, a2i, boosts digital workforce opportunities and commits to training 250,000 youth on ‘future’ skills and to supporting 340,200 quality apprenticeships.

  11. Women receive UN recognition for innovative approach towards gender equality

    14 March 2019

    To mark International Women’s Day 2019, the UN honored three Bangladeshi women who defied tradition, challenged gender stereotypes and social barriers put in front of them because they are women, and became a successful community activist, an entrepreneur and an employee in a non-traditional sector, empowering many others on the way.

  12. Good governance can protect migrants’ labour rights in the destination country

    12 March 2019

  13. ILO and Partners Pledge to Develop 21st Century Skills for Bangladesh

    09 March 2019

  14. Social dialogue is key to establish minimum wages

    14 January 2019

2018

  1. Tripartite cooperation and commitment can promote decent work in the tea plantation sector in Bangladesh

    04 November 2018

    Indigenous and tribal women face discrimination and inequality based on both gender and ethnicity; discrimination against them occurs within and beyond their own communities. In the tea plantation sector, 64 % of the workers are women. The ILO-SIDA partnership project is a timely response to an explicit request from the tripartite national constituents, and builds on work already being done in Bangladesh.

  2. Better Work Forum emphasizes shared responsibility for a competitive Bangladesh garment industry

    23 October 2018

  3. Jobs fair creates opportunities of employment for the persons with disabilities and companies get appreciation

    20 October 2018

  4. ILO and UNICEF Joint Statement on International Day of the Girl

    11 October 2018

    On this International Day of Girl, ILO and UNICEF call on the government, development partners, civil society organisations and the private sector to accelerate efforts to empower girls, improve accessibility and prepare them with 21st century skills and provide them the space to pursue their careers needed for life long success.

  5. Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) works on integration of market driven skills systems

    29 September 2018

    B-SEP Project which is funded by Canada Government and implemented by ILO in collaboration of Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) works on integration of market driven skills systems.