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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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
Labour Market 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.
Skills and enterprise
19 November 2023
To promote wider market connectivity for local agribusinesses in Cox's Bazar
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.