Public information

Welcome to the public information section, covering the ILO activities in Bangladesh. This page acts as a gateway to English and Bengali language information materials ranging from project publications to press releases, newsletters and brochures, speeches and photo gallery. You can also find contact details for the ILO’s communications staff based at the ILO-Dhaka office, also the project focal person, and the library services provide details of its publications.

For more information please contact the ILO Country Office for Dhaka office at
Tel: + 880 2 55045009, Fax: + 880 2 55045010 or Email
  1. Decent work

    Bangladesh Tripartite Decent Work Country Programme Steering Committee begins 2024 reflecting on progress

    31 January 2024

    Labour reforms, green jobs for a just transition and private sector driven skills development to be prioritized in 2024.

  2. Occupational safety and health

    Bangladesh’s progress in occupational health and safety could be leveraged to address workplace violence and harassment

    24 January 2024

    Occupational Safety and Health frameworks are proving to be effective means of preventing and addressing violence and harassment in the world of work, a new ILO report says.

  3. News

    Advancing TVET leadership through Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBT&A) Level-6 training for managers and implementors

    16 January 2024

    Skills 21 Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been supporting the Ministry of Education - a systematic professional development pathway for TVET teachers and managers.

  4. Migrant workers

    Bangladesh Government and ILO partner to support returning migrant workers’ re-integration into the labour force

    18 December 2023

    The Government of Bangladesh, through the Economic Relations Division (ERD) in the Ministry of Finance today signed an agreement with ILO for a project that will enhance policies, capacities, and systems for inclusive and sustainable reintegration of migrant workers. The project is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

  5. News

    Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes for women & girls: A Plea for Action

    10 December 2023

    To mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence observance, the Government of Canada funded ILO’s ProGRESS project supported the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to conduct a rapid survey on gender-based violence (GBV) in TVET institutes, involving students, the TVET managers and officials, with a particular focus on sexual harassment. Total 296 (172 male and 124 female) participated in the rapid survey from 132 institutes.

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    Women's empowerment

    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.

  7. Article

    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

  8. Labour Market Data

    Latest Bangladesh Labour Force Survey incorporates first-ever disability data

    30 November 2023

    The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has published the Labour Force Survey 2022, incorporating for the first time ever, indicators for measuring disability inclusivity, a major step towards ensuring no one is left behind.

  9. Skills and enterprise

    Multistakeholder consultation to boost market connectivity for local agribusinesses in Cox's Bazar

    19 November 2023

    To promote wider market connectivity for local agribusinesses in Cox's Bazar

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    Minimum wage

    Statement on the minimum wage in the Bangladesh ready-made garment (RMG) sector

    15 November 2023

    ILO calls for all parties to continue to engage in constructive dialogue to reach a consensus beneficial to workers and industry alike.