Press releases

2012

  1. Dhaka: ILO Delegation meets with Bangladesh Ministers

    12 February 2012

    An ILO delegation led by the Director of the Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV), Mr. Dan Cunniah, met with several Ministers in Bangladesh during a Mission in the country from 12 to 14 February 2012.

2011

  1. Asia and the Pacific: Bipartite Worker-Employer Workshop on Decent Work

    21 October 2011

  2. Colombo: Sub Regional Seminar on Strengthening Union Capacity in order to Achieve Decent Work

    19 October 2011

  3. Tripartite National Conference on ‘Green Jobs: The Way Forward’

    21 September 2011

    A tripartite National Workshop under the ‘Green Jobs in Asia’ project held on Sunday, 18 September 2011, at the Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, Dhaka. The ‘Green Jobs in Asia’ project is being implemented in Bangladesh by the International Labour Organization and the tripartite constituents. It is supported by the Australian Government – ILO Partnership Agreement (2010-2015). The conference’s main aim was to enhance understanding about the concept of green jobs in Bangladesh while seeking the views of various stakeholders on the way forward by identifying priority areas for interventions. The event was organized by The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Employment. ILO constituents (government, employers and workers) in Bangladesh and other stakeholders participated in the conference.

  4. ILO and ADB to issue joint report on situation of working women in Asia

    25 April 2011

    A new report on how women are faring in the world of work will be issued by the by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday 29 April, in the run-up to Labour Day on 1 May 2011.

  5. ILO Director-General expresses support for reform and change in Egypt

    16 March 2011

    Mr. Juan Somavia, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), expressed ILO support for the establishment of freedom of association and other labour market and economic reforms in Egypt while concluding an official visit there.

  6. Making the crisis recovery work for women!

    06 March 2011

    ILO to mark 100th international women’s day

  7. Asia Pacific job recovery lagging economic growth

    25 January 2011

    ILO Global Employment Trends 2011 cites concerns including inflation, youth unemployment, working poverty.

2010

  1. Youth unemployment at highest recorded level - ILO report; 36 million Asia Pacific young people unemployed – A possible “Lost generation”

    12 August 2010

    The global unemployment rate for young people has risen to its highest recorded level, and is expected to continue increasing until the end of 2010, a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

  2. COVID-19 may push millions more children into child labour – ILO and UNICEF

    16 June 2010

    Millions more children risk being pushed into child labour as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, which could lead to the first rise in child labour after 20 years of progress, according to a new brief from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF

  3. Joint Press Conference on the Occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour 2011

    11 June 2010

  4. Press Conference on the World Day Against Child Labour 2010

    11 June 2010

    A press conference was organised on 11 June at the National Press Club to brief the media on the WDACL 2010, child labour situation in the country, efforts made by the public and social and strategic partners to address child labour and way forward. A total of 36 Journalists from all major print and electronic media attended the press conference.

  5. Press Briefing

    11 June 2010

    On behalf of the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, I welcome you to this Press Conference being held on the eve of the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) 2010

  6. World Day against Child Labour - countries to "go for the goal" and tackle child labour

    10 June 2010

    As the football World Cup in South Africa kicked off, countries throughout Asia-Pacific marked World Day against Child Labour with an urgent appeal to "Go For the goal - end child labour".

  7. Economic Relations Division (ERD) and ILO signed the revised Project Document of Urban Informal Economy (UIE) Project

    29 April 2010

    A revised Project Document was signed on 29 April 2010 between the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and International Labour Organization (ILO) to implement the project titled “Urban Informal Economy (UIE) Programme of the project of Support to the Time Bound Programme towards the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Bangladesh.

  8. TVET Reform & Skills Development- The Road to the Future

    23 April 2010

    A two-day National Conference on skill development was held on 20 - 21 April 2010. The Honorable Minister of Industries Mr. Dilip Barua was the Chief Guest on 21st of April and Mr. Md. Nurul Haque, Secretary in charge, Ministry of Labour and Employment was present as the Chief Guest on 20th of April.

2009

  1. Signing ceremony of the Joint UN Programme on “Violence Against Women”

    10 December 2009

    Signing ceremony of the Joint UN Programme on “Violence Against Women” was held today, 10 December 2009 at Balcony Room, Hotel Sonargaon.

  2. Daylong Regional Consultation Programme on “ILO Conventions No.107 and 169 and Indigenous Peoples Issues in Bangladesh”

    08 November 2009

    Organized by the ILO-Dhaka Office in cooperation with the Kapaeeng Foundation on 7 November 2009 at Bandarban Hill District Council Auditorium, Bandarban, Chittagong Hill Tracts.

  3. Green jobs initiative: MOU signed between BMET and Grameen Shakti

    16 September 2009

    In support of the government’s current efforts for expansion of renewable and clean energy, the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) and Grameen Shakti signed a Memorandum of Understanding for training of solar technicians on 16 September 2009.

  4. Launch of the Alliance for Women Workers Rights (AWWR)

    06 September 2009

    The Alliance for Women Workers Rights (AWWR) was formally launched on 6 September 2009 at the VIP Lounge of the National Press Club, Dhaka. The Alliance will campaign for promoting women workers rights at the workplace. Some of the initial focus areas are: equal payment for work of equal value, minimum wage, maternity leave, and elimination of sexual harassment and discrimination at workplace.