Press releases


  1. Tripartite Meeting on Fire Safety in the Workplace in Bangladesh

    15 January 2013

    A tripartite meeting on fire safety in the work place in Bangladesh was organized jointly by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the ILO on 15 January 2013. Following the daylong deliberations, a tripartite statement of commitment was adopted and signed at the meeting.


  1. ILO’S Press Release on the tragic incident of fire in a garment factory at Ashulia

    27 November 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is greatly shocked and saddened by the tragic incident of fire in a garment factory at Ashulia adjacent to Dhaka on 24 November 2012 that resulted in the unfortunate deaths of more than 100 workers. The ILO extends its sincere condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and conveys its sympathy to those injured due to the fire.

  2. Visit of Mr William Hanna, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh to ILO TVET Project sites

    11 July 2012

    Mr William Hanna, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh and Mr André Bogui, Country Director of ILO, interacting with the beneficiaries of the ILO TVET Reform Project during their visits to two skills development pilot initiatives on 11 July 2012. Mr Shahjahan Mian, Director-General, Directorate of Technical Education, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh also participated in the visits.

  3. ILO signs US$1,140,000 partnership with Korean Government

    27 June 2012

    The ILO and the Government of the Republic of Korea have signed an agreement that will provide US$1,140,000, as well as technical expertise, to support the development of decent work in more than 15 Asian countries.

  4. ILO launches a video contest on Decent Work for Youth

    08 March 2012

    Are you between the ages of 18 and 29 years? Struggling to find a job or working under poor conditions? Want things to change? Make a video expressing your views and get a chance to present it at the Youth Employment Forum in Geneva.

  5. Dhaka: ILO delegation meets trade union leaders and union activists trained by an ILO-ACTRAV Project in Bangladesh

    12 February 2012

  6. 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.


  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.


  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".