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. Press release

    TVET Reform & Skills Development- The Road to the Future

    23 April 2010

    A two-day National Conference on skill development was held on 20 - 21 April 2010. The Honorable Minister of Industries Mr. Dilip Barua was the Chief Guest on 21st of April and Mr. Md. Nurul Haque, Secretary in charge, Ministry of Labour and Employment was present as the Chief Guest on 20th of April.

  2. Press release

    Signing ceremony of the Joint UN Programme on “Violence Against Women”

    10 December 2009

    Signing ceremony of the Joint UN Programme on “Violence Against Women” was held today, 10 December 2009 at Balcony Room, Hotel Sonargaon.

  3. Press release

    Daylong Regional Consultation Programme on “ILO Conventions No.107 and 169 and Indigenous Peoples Issues in Bangladesh”

    08 November 2009

    Organized by the ILO-Dhaka Office in cooperation with the Kapaeeng Foundation on 7 November 2009 at Bandarban Hill District Council Auditorium, Bandarban, Chittagong Hill Tracts.

  4. Press release

    Green jobs initiative: MOU signed between BMET and Grameen Shakti

    16 September 2009

    In support of the government’s current efforts for expansion of renewable and clean energy, the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) and Grameen Shakti signed a Memorandum of Understanding for training of solar technicians on 16 September 2009.

  5. Press release

    Launch of the Alliance for Women Workers Rights (AWWR)

    06 September 2009

    The Alliance for Women Workers Rights (AWWR) was formally launched on 6 September 2009 at the VIP Lounge of the National Press Club, Dhaka. The Alliance will campaign for promoting women workers rights at the workplace. Some of the initial focus areas are: equal payment for work of equal value, minimum wage, maternity leave, and elimination of sexual harassment and discrimination at workplace.

  6. Statement

    Global Jobs Pact and ILO Support to Member States in the Asia-Pacific Region in Response to the Crisis

    21 August 2009

    By Ms Sachiko Yamamoto, Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific at the Technical Consultation on the “Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Employment and Labour Market of Bangladesh”, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 19 August 2009

  7. Statement

    Launching ceremony of the ILO-DCC Action Program to Combat Hazardous Child Labour in the Urban Informal Economy

    20 August 2009

    By Ms Sachiko Yamamoto, Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 20 August 2009

  8. 98th International Labour Conference

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh addresses the ILO Summit on Global Jobs Crisis

    17 June 2009

  9. Press release

    Launch of Smart Business Initiative Alliance

    21 May 2009

    The Alliance aims to create awareness raising and advocacy on child labour, capacity building of its partners for improved business, and to demonstrate sustainable replicable models for hazardous free working conditions for employers and workers.

  10. Statement

    Welcome address at the High Level Forum on Social Dialogue and Decent Work - Our Challenges

    03 May 2009

    By Ms Panudda Boonpala, Director, ILO Office in Bangladesh