Press releases


  1. EU-ILO ‘Skills 21’ initiative to boost capacity of Bangladesh skills system

    29 May 2018

    The ‘Skills 21 – Empowering citizens for inclusive and sustainable growth’ project which is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) is formally launched at a ceremony held in Dhaka on 28 May 2018

  2. Apparel Companies Receive Award on National Occupational Safety and Health Day

    28 April 2018

  3. Workers Resource Centre launched for Bangladesh garment sector

    11 April 2018

    A Workers Resource Centre (WRC) has been launched to build the capacity of trade unions in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector of Bangladesh.

  4. Beyond the Sewing Machine: Photographs highlight women’s empowerment in the garment sector

    07 March 2018

  5. Bangladesh labour inspectorate goes digital with LIMA

    06 March 2018


  1. Tourism and hospitality sector offers excellent work prospects for people with neurodevelopmental disabilities

    31 October 2017

    According to a recent disability survey approximately 255,000 people in Bangladesh have neurodevelopmental disabilities.

  2. Towards greater transparency in union registration and labour practice

    21 September 2017

    Trade unions gain awareness of standard operating procedures for unfair labour practices and trade union registrations.

  3. Better Work supports maternity rights and breastfeeding in Bangladesh RMG sector

    22 August 2017

    Better Work and UNICEF team up to protect the wellbeing of women workers in Bangladesh.

  4. ILO and UNICEF to collaborate on child protection in Bangladesh

    16 August 2017

    UN Agencies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reinforce their joint efforts to combat child labour and strengthen child protection services.

  5. Better Work Update – June-July 2017

    03 August 2017

    Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) is dedicated to improving working conditions, quality and productivity in RMG factories and to contribute to the sustainability and image of the industry. To achieve this goal, we build strong partnerships with government, employer associations, workers and their representatives and global apparel buyers.

  6. Workers pick up safety quiz prizes

    25 July 2017

    A prize giving ceremony has marked the end of ‘Safe Workplaces, Go ahead Bangladesh’ radio campaign. The campaign raised awareness of basic occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and their prevention in the Bangladesh RMG sector.

  7. Netherlands signs up for 2nd phase of RMG programme

    29 June 2017

    Joins with UK government to continue efforts to improve working conditions in the garment sector

  8. Celebrating World Day Against Child Labour 2017

    24 June 2017

    In conflict and disaster, protect children from child labour, the theme of this year’s event.

  9. Training prepares women organisers for trade union leadership roles

    15 June 2017

  10. Skills 21 to start implementation following programme document signing

    13 June 2017

    A signing ceremony to initiate implementation of the European Union (EU) funded ‘Skills 21 – Empowering citizens for inclusive and sustainable growth’ project took place at the Economic Relations Division (ERD), in Dhaka on 13 June 2017.

  11. Workers Resource Centre to support trade unions

    29 May 2017

    The establishment of a Workers Resource Centre (WRC) to support the operation and capacity of trade unions takes a step closer.

  12. Remediation Coordination Cell for Bangladesh garment industry launched

    14 May 2017

    The safety of the Bangladesh garment industry is set to take a further step forward following the launch of a Remediation Coordination Cell (RCC)

  13. Indigenous people need help to secure government jobs in Bangladesh

    19 March 2017

    A study has highlighted how job reservation policies could be adjusted to help more indigenous and tribal peoples (ITPs) secure government jobs in Bangladesh.

  14. Women in Asia: High contribution, little rewards

    01 March 2017

    Women's labour force participation has either fallen or remained stagnant across Asia says the ILO ahead of International Women’s Day. An ILO book reviews the role of women in Asia’s economic transformation and highlights the barriers they face in the region’s labour market.

  15. Upholding the rights of indigenous peoples in Asia: A key to address climate change

    01 March 2017

    Around two thirds of the world’s indigenous peoples live in Asia. An ILO study reviews the legal and policy frameworks which tackle the challenges they face and highlights the pivotal role they play in combating climate change and building resilient societies.