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. 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

  2. Press release

    ILO to mark its 90th anniversary

    02 May 2009

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to mark its 90th anniversary with a series of events and activities held around the world by governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations representing its 182 member States. The overall theme for the national events organized under the 90th Anniversary will be “Social Dialogue on Decent Work for a Fair Globalization”.

  3. Press release

    First ILO course in women’s entrepreneurship offered in Bangladesh

    12 April 2009

    The first course using an internationally-established entrepreneurship training programme for women has been carried out by experts from the ILO in Rangamati, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT).

  4. Press release

    Stakeholders’ consultation on assessment of green jobs

    08 April 2009

    On 9 April, in Dhaka, a stakeholders’ consultation on green jobs assessment studies was organized jointly by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the ILO.

  5. Press release

    Fellowship programme for policy makers

    01 April 2009

    The first fellowship batch under the Technical and Vocational Education Training project comprising of senior government and employers'organization visited Malaysia and Australia. The objective was to provide them first hand knowledge on the configuration and operation of TVET policies and systems abroad and to benefit in terms of the national context.

  6. Press release

    Partnership with Dhaka City Corporation

    04 December 2008

    On 4 December 2008, in Dhaka, the ILO-IPEC Urban Informal Economy project signed a three-year agreement with the Dhaka City Cooperation to develop partnership for the implementation of child labour programmes on non-formal education, skill development training, and social and economic empowerment of child labour families.

  7. Statement

    Bangladesh Employer' Federation Speech at the Regional Symposium on Deployment of Workers Overseas: A Shared Responsibility

    15 July 2008

    By Mr C.K. Hyder, Secretary-General, Bangladesh Employer' Federation on 15 July 2008

  8. Statement

    Address at the Regional Symposium on Deployment of Workers Overseas: A Shared Responsibility

    15 July 2008

    By Dr. Dora Rapold, Ambassador of Switzerland, held in Bangladesh on 15 July 2008

  9. Video

    Bangladesh: Minding her own business

    13 August 2004

    In tribal areas of Bangladesh, women generally follow a traditional way of life and it’s the men who go out to work or go into commerce. But increasing numbers of women are getting help from programmes supported by the International Labour Organization and setting up and running their own businesses, ILO TV now reports.

  10. Press release

    Ground-breaking surveys expose plight of Bangladesh's working children

    07 June 2004

    The first nationwide look at the worst forms of child labour in Bangladesh finds that chldren are working long hours, suffer from bad health, receive minimal pay and overall have bleak futures.