Press releases

2021

  1. ILO launches COVID-19 awareness campaign for RMG workers

    12 July 2021

  2. © Reuters 2021

    ILO statement on factory fire in Rupganj, Bangladesh

    10 July 2021

  3. First international treaty to address violence and harassment comes into force

    24 June 2021

    ILO calls on Member States to ratify Convention C190

  4. Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades

    12 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn nine million additional children at risk as a result of COVID-19 pandemic

  5. ILO and the Government of Denmark extends partnership to promote social dialogue and industrial relations in the Bangladesh RMG Industry

    04 May 2021

  6. ILO calls for resilient occupational safety and health systems for future emergencies

    28 April 2021

    Better national occupational safety and health policies, institutional and regulatory frameworks that are also integrated into crisis response, are needed, says the International Labour Organization

  7. Government and ILO sign deal to protect migrant workers and digitise governance platforms

    27 March 2021

    MOU also pledges to recognise migrant workers’ skills and experience

  8. Government introduces new workplace safety and registration protocols

    28 February 2021

    Labour inspectorate launches four essential protocols aimed at improving industrial safety and inspections

2020

  1. Women hit hard by COVID-19 impact on garment sector

    20 November 2020

  2. The ILO Brief - Labour Inspection Governance in Bangladesh

    11 November 2020

    Labour inspection is the prime responsibility of DIFE, alongside approval of factory layout plans, licensing, inspection of working conditions, OSH, and labour welfare. This brief delineates the key functions of DIFE, the reforms currently underway (with technical support and guidance from the ILO) and further areas for improvement.

  3. ILO business forum highlights the importance of a resilient COVID-19 recovery for Bangladesh’s RMG sector

    05 November 2020

    DHAKA-3 November 2020 (ILO News) Representatives from the world’s largest retails brands met with leading figures from the country’s ready-made garment (RMG) sector at a Bangladesh Virtual Business Forum on 28-29 October 2020.

  4. Asia-Pacific garment industry suffers as COVID-19 impacts ripple through supply chain

    21 October 2020

  5. Supporting factories in Bangladesh to manage the impact of COVID-19

    20 October 2020

  6. Bangladesh labour inspectorate launches COVID-19 workplace safety guideline

    19 October 2020

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    Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

  8. ILO and Government host high-level international webinar to address needs of migrant workers with in-demand skills but no certification

    01 September 2020

    Skills experts share ‘good practices’ on how to scale up Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to secure decent work for millions of workers in global job markets

  9. COVID-19 disrupts education of over 70 per cent of youth

    12 August 2020

  10. ILO Child Labour Convention achieves universal ratification

    04 August 2020

  11. PM Sheikh Hasina addresses ILO Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    14 July 2020

    Honourable Prime Minister addressed the largest ever online gathering of workers, employers and governments to discuss how to better rebuild economies in the post-pandemic recovery

  12. Leaders from Asia-Pacific address ILO Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    07 July 2020

    Government, Employers’ and Workers’ leaders from Asia Pacific are to address the largest ever online gathering of workers, employers and governments to discuss how to build back better in the post-pandemic recovery.