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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
09 August 2023
The EU-funded Skills 21 project is making a real difference to the lives of young women and men in Bangladesh.
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.
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.
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.