Press releases

2024

  1. Bangladesh Tripartite Decent Work Country Programme Steering Committee begins 2024 reflecting on progress

    31 January 2024

    Labour reforms, green jobs for a just transition and private sector driven skills development to be prioritized in 2024.

  2. Bangladesh’s progress in occupational health and safety could be leveraged to address workplace violence and harassment

    24 January 2024

    Occupational Safety and Health frameworks are proving to be effective means of preventing and addressing violence and harassment in the world of work, a new ILO report says.

  3. Advancing TVET leadership through Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBT&A) Level-6 training for managers and implementors

    16 January 2024

    Skills 21 Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been supporting the Ministry of Education - a systematic professional development pathway for TVET teachers and managers.

2023

  1. Bangladesh Government and ILO partner to support returning migrant workers’ re-integration into the labour force

    18 December 2023

    The Government of Bangladesh, through the Economic Relations Division (ERD) in the Ministry of Finance today signed an agreement with ILO for a project that will enhance policies, capacities, and systems for inclusive and sustainable reintegration of migrant workers. The project is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

  2. Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes for women & girls: A Plea for Action

    10 December 2023

    To mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence observance, the Government of Canada funded ILO’s ProGRESS project supported the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to conduct a rapid survey on gender-based violence (GBV) in TVET institutes, involving students, the TVET managers and officials, with a particular focus on sexual harassment. Total 296 (172 male and 124 female) participated in the rapid survey from 132 institutes.

  3. Multistakeholder consultation to boost market connectivity for local agribusinesses in Cox's Bazar

    19 November 2023

    To promote wider market connectivity for local agribusinesses in Cox's Bazar

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    Statement on the minimum wage in the Bangladesh ready-made garment (RMG) sector

    15 November 2023

    ILO calls for all parties to continue to engage in constructive dialogue to reach a consensus beneficial to workers and industry alike.

  5. Bangladesh holds dialogue to chart way forward for the childcare economy

    13 November 2023

    The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs together with ILO and UN Women held a consultative dialogue on ways of effectively scaling up accessible, affordable, and quality childcare services to all parents and children countrywide.

  6. Indonesia supports Bangladesh’s efforts to develop an unemployment insurance roadmap

    06 October 2023

    Indonesian social protection experts shared their knowledge and experiences of successfully developing and rolling out an unemployment insurance scheme with Bangladesh as the country contemplates developing its own unemployment insurance scheme for the workforce.

  7. ILO and the Government of Bangladesh launch skills and economic livelihoods project for women and youth in Cox’s Bazar

    05 September 2023

    24,000 Bangladeshis, 18 to 35 years old, will learn valuable skills for work and business.

  8. Policy dialogue reinforces shared vision for inclusion and gender-equality in TVET and skills development systems in Bangladesh

    30 August 2023

    The Government of Canada funded ILO’s ProGRESS project organised a policy dialogue on ‘Achieving inclusion and gender equality in TVET and skills system for women’s economic empowerment’ on 30 August 2023.

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    Bangladesh businesses constitute SDG Committees to accelerate Agenda 2030

    13 August 2023

    The Bangladesh Private Sector Working Committee (BPSWC) unveiled its organizational structure and the members of its five working groups that will work with the Government and the UN to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.

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    ILO research highlights gaps and potential in use of technology to help youth find work

    26 July 2023

    Technological transformation in public employment services can support youth in Asia-Pacific to navigate labour market transitions and enter decent work.

  11. Launching Event of the Handbook and Checklist to establish Model Enterprise Clinics in RMG Industries

    06 July 2023

  12. Learning Dissemination Event for Piloting Model Enterprise Clinics, Organized By BGMEA

    25 June 2023

    Under the Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) Project, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) organized a learning dissemination event for piloting model enterprise clinics in BGMEA member factories on 25 June 2023

  13. Learning Dissemination and Award-Giving Ceremony for Establishing Model Enterprise Clinics organized by BKMEA

    21 June 2023

    Under the Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) Project, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) organized a learning dissemination and award-giving ceremony for its member factories to establish model enterprise clinics.

  14. Workshop with DIFE officials on reviewing handbook and checklist of 'Model enterprise clinics’ in RMG industries

    21 June 2023

    The Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) Project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangladesh, organized a half-day workshop with the officials from Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) to review the Handbook and Checklists of 'Model Enterprise Clinics' in RMG Industries.

  15. Asia-Pacific governments look to technology for employment services to support youth

    30 May 2023

    Government officials from across the region exchange and learn about how technology can help young people access decent employment.

  16. Newly established Bangladesh Private Sector Working Committee aims to help implement national sustainable development agenda

    28 May 2023

  17. Collective efforts needed for gender equality at work

    25 May 2023

    100 DIFE female labour inspectors pledge for change.