Press releases


  1. ILO promotes green entrepreneurship in Bangladesh's tourism and agro food sectors

    25 August 2015

    The ILO is working with the Government of Bangladesh to introduce green entrepreneurship, to create green jobs and to reduce the negative environmental impact of industries contributing to climate change.

  2. Launch of national strategy for gender equality in skills

    25 August 2015

    In December 2014, the Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project supported the National Skills Development Council (NSDC) to launch the National Strategy for Promoting Gender Equality in TVET. The launch took the format of a workshop that focused on seeking practical recommendations to reinforce gender equality in skills institutions and industries.

  3. Partnerships for sustainable disability inclusion in private sector jobs

    25 August 2015

    16 million people in Bangladesh live with a disability, according to estimates by the Centre for Disability in Development. Promoting access for persons with disabilities to skills and jobs is a key priority of the ILO and the government as well as an important area of reform in Bangladesh’s skills development system.

  4. National seminar highlights ways to link industry and TVET institutions

    25 August 2015

    The ILO-supported seminar was held in the capital on 24 June as part of the Closing Ceremony for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Week 2014.

  5. National workshop presents study findings on skills in four growth sectors

    25 August 2015

    The ILO, in close consultation with government, industry, workers organizations and civil society organizations, held a workshop in the capital on December 8 and 9, 2014 to present the findings of a study focusing on the priority occupations for the future growth of the furniture, ceramics, agro food processing and pharmaceutical sectors. The workshop also sought feedback from key stakeholders to validate the findings.

  6. National apprenticeship strategy takes shape

    25 August 2015

    Supported by the ILO, the National Skills Development Council held the first formal stakeholder meeting on developing a national strategy for apprenticeships in Bangladesh on September 30, 2014 in SK Fazilutennesa Mujib Mohila Technical Training College in the capital.

  7. Bangladesh businesses to benefit from introduction of new global productivity improvement tools

    25 August 2015

    Preparations are underway to introduce the globally accepted high-powered ILO productivity improvement tool SCORE to five industry sectors in 2015. SCORE, which stands for Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises assists small and medium enterprises to becoming more sustainable through being greener, more productive and providing decent jobs.

  8. Nationally recognised NTVQF teachers training programme launched in Bogra

    25 August 2015

    The Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity Project launched a Competency-Based Training and Assessment NTVQF Level IV programme for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) trainers at the Vocational Teachers Training Institute (VTTI) in Bogra on July 4, 2015.

  9. New NTVQF tourism and hospitality trainers and assessors

    17 August 2015

    The Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity Project, In collaboration with the Bangladesh Technical Education Board and the National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI), assessed the competence of 30 TVET trainers and assessors in three tourism and hospitality occupations (tour guiding, food and beverage service and housekeeping) on July 2, 3 and 4, 2015 in the capital.

  10. Public TVET institution graduates lend support for PPP

    17 August 2015

    Graduates of the Graphic Arts Institute Dhaka, now working in leading media and printing organisations, offered their support to the institute to implement public partnerships in a one-day workshop supported by the ILO on 30 Jan 2015.

  11. 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.

  12. National RMG factory inspection initiative hits 1,000 mark

    24 June 2015

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

  13. ILO marks Child Labour Day 2015

    15 June 2015

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

  14. ILO marks Child Labour Day 2015

    15 June 2015

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

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

    08 June 2015

    ILO Director-General encouraged by milestone but says more work remains to be done.

  16. 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.

  17. First ever job fair for returnee migrant workers

    27 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

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

    24 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

  19. ILO joins hands with Bangladesh IndustriALL Council

    24 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.

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

    19 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.