Feature articles

2023

  1. © ILO 2024

    Investing to empower: Shalimar's journey from victim to champion

    10 December 2023

    Shalimar overcame poverty, gender discrimination, and violence to become a line supervisor at EchoTex Ltd. through the GEAR initiative. Her journey from a factory helper to a leadership role and activist against gender-based violence exemplifies empowerment and the positive impact of investing in women's development.

  2. ILO in Bangladesh to steer UN’s disability inclusion agenda for next two years

    03 December 2023

    The ILO Country Director for Bangladesh Tuomo Poutiainen has been selected as the next UN Disability Champion. On behalf of the UN agencies based in Bangladesh, he will coordinate the UN Disability Inclusion Task Team that works to mainstream disability inclusion in the UN

  3. Unlocking the potential of CMSMEs in Bangladesh

    11 October 2023

    Despite impressive economic growth of more than six per cent per annum in the past decade, policymakers and businesses in Bangladesh continue to ponder why the country continues to rank low in productivity and innovation indices

  4. Fulfilling social protection for older persons in Bangladesh

    03 October 2023

    Ensuring income security for people in old age is a crucial dimension of the UN common agenda of social security and universal social protection for all. The rights of older people to social security and to an adequate standard of living are laid down in the major international human rights instruments.

  5. Community-based Child Labour Monitoring System rescues Bangladesh’s future teachers

    30 August 2023

    A community-based child labour monitoring system supported by ILO in Bangladesh is identifying and rescuing children from poor families who would have otherwise been trapped and lost in the vicious circle of abject poverty.

  6. Bangladesh Youth Champion Green Skills for Youth Impacted by Climate Crisis

    11 August 2023

    In collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched their first joint Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call in May 2022. The joint initiative was aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among youth-led organizations focusing on green jobs and skills. The challenge garnered exceptional responses, and three youth-led organizations were awarded prizes at the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to further develop their innovative initiatives.

  7. Skills training proved to be a transformative experience for Rozen

    09 August 2023

    The EU-funded Skills 21 project is making a real difference to the lives of young women and men in Bangladesh.

  8. How vocational education and training gave me the skills for success

    11 July 2023

    Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) can be a window of opportunity for young people searching for decent work across wide a range of occupational fields and production services.

  9. ILO supports the government to develop a system for skilled migration and economic reintegration for the returnee migrant workers

    30 June 2023

    ILO’s European Union-funded Skills 21 Project is working to create an enabling environment that helps returnee migrants and their family members enter the job market through economic reintegration activities.

  10. © Naymuzzaman Prince / ILO 2024

    After Rana Plaza, I help prevent other tragedies from happening

    24 April 2023

    Ten years ago, Mohamed Abdur Rob was part of a team of firefighters who rescued garment workers trapped in the rubble of Rana Plaza after the building collapsed. Over 1100 people died. His experience motivated him to become a fire safety officer in a garment factory.