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. News

    Bangladesh labour inspectorate rolls out digitalized system to monitor all industries

    09 January 2020

  2. Interview

    A modus operandi for bringing accountability in workplace safety

    30 December 2019

  3. Access to finance

    Remediation finance scheme for a safer RMG industry

    24 December 2019

  4. Interview

    The future of skills includes attributes such as leadership quality, critical thinking, innovation and lifelong learning

    18 December 2019

    Daily Star has featured Technical Education on their Special supplement on education. Current situation of the skills gap in Bangladesh, the prevailing challenges and solutions, and ILO’s Skills Development initiatives discussed by an analyticla interview with Kishore Kumar Singh, Chief Technical Adviser of ILO's European Union funded Skills 21 project.

  5. Article

    INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY 2019: Social cohesion is key to reaping the benefits of migration

    18 December 2019

  6. ILO National Dialogue on Future of Work

    Government, employers and worker leaders emphasize on tripartite consultation, skills building and ratification of ILO Conventions on minimum age and forced labour

    28 November 2019

  7. Fire Service and Civil Defence Week

    ILO’s effort in improving fire safety in Bangladesh

    06 November 2019

    The Fire Service and Civil Defence Week is observed from 6-12 November in Bangladesh. On this occasion, Country Director of ILO Bangladesh, Tuomo Poutiainen reflects on the development in fire safety measures in Bangladesh. This write-up was first published in a magazine brought out by the Fire Service and Civil Defence Department of the Government of Bangladesh.

  8. Press release

    ILO global business forum highlights the importance of a sustainability vision for Bangladesh’s RMG sector

    02 October 2019

    Future of $34 billion industry heavily linked to improved labour market governance, effective social dialogue and responsible sourcing practices.

  9. Our impact, their voices

    A greener life is a rosier one, thanks to mushrooms

    04 September 2019

    The UN Climate Action Summit (23 September) will consider the social and economic consequences of moving to a more sustainable economy. Without proper planning millions of livelihoods – particularly of poor and vulnerable workers – are threatened. An ILO project in Bangladesh has shown that the right policies can protect the environment, improve workers’ lives and promote a greener economy.

  10. Press release

    ILO video on ready-made garment workers’ rights goes ‘viral’

    28 August 2019

    YouTube film on three female workers and freedom of association clocks up over 800K views.