Press releases


  1. ILO and IOM ink agreement to strengthen collaboration

    25 May 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) have agreed to strengthen their collaboration in Bangladesh around activities of common interest, in particular safe and skilled migration.

  2. IT equipment to strengthen Department of Labour

    23 May 2016

    Equipment to support the operation of the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations Institutes (IRIs) provided by ILO’s Norwegian-funded FRLR Project.

  3. Bangladesh, ILO and Switzerland launch new initiative to support decent work for migrant workers

    03 May 2016

  4. Bangladesh celebrates World Day for Safety and Health at Work for first time

    29 April 2016

    The Government of Bangladesh held a range of activities across the country to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work for first time on 28 April 2016.

  5. Workplace safety fails to keep pace with industrialisation - Srinivas Reddy, Country Director of the ILO, Dhaka

    28 April 2016

  6. Fire service and Labour Inspectorate to conduct joint inspections of RMG factories

    22 February 2016

    Inspectors from the Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) and the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense (BFSCD) are gearing up to carry out joint inspections of RMG factories.


  1. DIFE labour inspectors successfully complete online OSH course

    12 December 2015

    Inspectors from the Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments have successfully completed a distance learning course on Occupational Safety and Health organized by ILO.

  2. 150 new entrepreneurs ready for business following ILO training

    11 December 2015

    150 new entrepreneurs will get down to business after receiving entrepreneurship training by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in collaboration with the Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF).

  3. ILO Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Project comes to a close

    08 December 2015

    The contribution of the International Labour Organization’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Project to establishing a stronger skills development system in Bangladesh was recognized at a closing ceremony for the initiative held in Dhaka 7 December 2015.

  4. Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry receives accreditation

    22 November 2015

    CO-DHAKA (News) - The ILO-supported Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry has received accreditation from the Bangladesh Technical Education Board.

  5. Apprenticeship Programme to Boost Skills in Furniture Sector

    12 November 2015

    A programme that will see up to 1,400 apprentices trained was inaugurated 12 November 2015 with the aim of developing skilled manpower in the Bangladesh furniture sector.

  6. Swedish Deputy Minister visits CEBAI

    10 November 2015

    Swedish Deputy Minister for Employment, Ms Irene Wennemo visited the Centre for Excellence for the Bangladesh Apparel Industries (CEBAI) 16 November 2015.

  7. Safety inspections for targeted Bangladesh export-oriented RMG factories complete

    09 November 2015

    The Government of Bangladesh has completed the inspection phase of its efforts to assess exporting ready-made garment (RMG) factories for structural, fire and electrical safety with emphasis now switching to remediation.

  8. ILO, Germany and Bangladesh sign agreement to jointly develop Employment Injury Insurance (EII) Scheme

    06 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), Germany and the Government of Bangladesh will collaborate in the development of an Employment Injury Insurance (EII) Scheme for Bangladesh.

  9. Garment worker’s rights and voice in Bangladesh given boost

    26 September 2015

    Sweden, Bangladesh and the ILO have committed to improve dialogue and protect rights in the ready-made garment sector.

  10. Weekly radio show to help workers understand their rights and responsibilities

    03 September 2015

    DHAKA - The International Labour Organization (ILO) with the support of the Government of Bangladesh and the Government of Norway is launching a Bangla-language radio show for workers entitled ‘আমারশ্রম, আমারঅধিকার’(My Labour, My Rights). Featuring workers rights experts, the shows will help create better understanding of rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

  11. CEBAI trainees successfully placed in industry

    30 August 2015

    The Centre of Excellence for the Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI) has successfully placed its first batch of 30 trainees into different RMG enterprises following their completion of the nationally recognised Sewing Machine Operator Level One course. Training for another 30 is currently underway.

  12. Experts say skills key to unlocking Bangladesh's potential

    25 August 2015

    Bangladesh is on the way to becoming a middle-income country, but increases in wages need to be offset by increases in productivity, and workers need better skills, experts said at an ILO-supported round table on Technical and Vocational Education and Training Reform in the capital on November 16, 2014.

  13. A seminar on partnerships for sustainable model of disability inclusion in tourism sector

    25 August 2015

    The tourism and hospitality Industry in Bangladesh has taken a significant step towards partnerships with disability organizations and technical training institutes for disability inclusion to make tourism and its supply chain accessible, according to speakers at a seminar held in Dhaka 31 July 2015.

  14. MOE approves 5% admission quota for persons with disabilities in TVET institutions

    25 August 2015

    The Ministry of Education issued a letter on May, 24, 2015, to implement a 5% admission quota for persons with disabilities proposed by the ILO in all Directorate of Technical Education TVET institutions, in line with the Bangladesh Disability Welfare Act (2011) and the National Skills Development Policy (2011).