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. Article

    Unlocking the potential of CMSMEs in Bangladesh

    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

  2. News

    Indonesia supports Bangladesh’s efforts to develop an unemployment insurance roadmap

    06 October 2023

    Indonesian social protection experts shared their knowledge and experiences of successfully developing and rolling out an unemployment insurance scheme with Bangladesh as the country contemplates developing its own unemployment insurance scheme for the workforce.

  3. Article

    Fulfilling social protection for older persons in Bangladesh

    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.

  4. Skills and enterprise

    Empowering Cox’s Bazar: Transformative Project for Women and Youth

    22 September 2023

    International Labour Organization (ILO) Bangladesh and the Ministry of Youth and Sports have launched a transformative project, "Leaving No One Behind: Improving Skills and Economic Opportunities for Women & Youth in Cox's Bazar (ISEC)” that will equip Bangladeshi women and youth with the skills to improve their chances of getting decent work or starting their own businesses.

  5. Skills and enterprise

    ILO and the Government of Bangladesh launch skills and economic livelihoods project for women and youth in Cox’s Bazar

    05 September 2023

    24,000 Bangladeshis, 18 to 35 years old, will learn valuable skills for work and business.

  6. News

    Policy dialogue reinforces shared vision for inclusion and gender-equality in TVET and skills development systems in Bangladesh

    30 August 2023

    The Government of Canada funded ILO’s ProGRESS project organised a policy dialogue on ‘Achieving inclusion and gender equality in TVET and skills system for women’s economic empowerment’ on 30 August 2023.

  7. Article

    Community-based Child Labour Monitoring System rescues Bangladesh’s future teachers

    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.

  8. Occupational safety and health

    Tutorial on using the handbook to establish model enterprise clinics

    24 August 2023

    Since 2013, ILO has been working with the Government of Bangladesh and industry partners for ensuring the well-being of workers within workplaces. This significant partnership has led to the creation of a comprehensive handbook with a checklist for establishing model enterprise clinics inside RMG industries. This tutorial will guide the industry partners on how to efficiently manage model enterprise clinics at the factories.

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    Sustainable development

    Bangladesh businesses constitute SDG Committees to accelerate Agenda 2030

    13 August 2023

    The Bangladesh Private Sector Working Committee (BPSWC) unveiled its organizational structure and the members of its five working groups that will work with the Government and the UN to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.

  10. Article

    Bangladesh Youth Champion Green Skills for Youth Impacted by Climate Crisis

    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.