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.

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  1. Industrial safety

    ILO brings in international experts to train Bangladeshi inspectors on safety checks

    26 April 2019

  2. Rana Plaza anniversary

    Enforce building code for all public establishments

    24 April 2019

    The Rana Plaza building collapse in April 2013 took the lives of 1100 workers. Many more were injured and often could not return to work. On the 6th anniversary of that tragic incident, the Country Director of ILO Bangladesh, Tuomo Poutiainen reflects on working conditions in present-day Bangladesh.

  3. © World Future Council 2019

    Youth employment

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  4. Youth employment

    Bangladesh becomes first Asia-Pacific government to commit to Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    28 March 2019

    Government of Bangladesh, a2i, boosts digital workforce opportunities and commits to training 250,000 youth on ‘future’ skills and to supporting 340,200 quality apprenticeships.

  5. International Women's Day 2019

    Women receive UN recognition for innovative approach towards gender equality

    14 March 2019

    To mark International Women’s Day 2019, the UN honored three Bangladeshi women who defied tradition, challenged gender stereotypes and social barriers put in front of them because they are women, and became a successful community activist, an entrepreneur and an employee in a non-traditional sector, empowering many others on the way.

  6. Conference on Labour Migration Governance

    Good governance can protect migrants’ labour rights in the destination country

    12 March 2019

  7. International Skills Conference 2019

    ILO and Partners Pledge to Develop 21st Century Skills for Bangladesh

    09 March 2019

  8. Our impact, Their voices

    Green jobs: a sustainable path out of poverty for Bangladesh

    05 February 2019

    Despite economic growth, the pace of poverty reduction has slowed and the country still ranks 173 out of 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index. According to the ILO’s research, millions of jobs could be created with the right policies to promote a greener economy.

  9. Ready-made garment industry

    Social dialogue is key to establish minimum wages

    14 January 2019

  10. Tripartism and social dialogue in Bangladesh

    Taking social dialogue to the next level

    12 December 2018