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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Video

    BANGLADESH GARMENT WORKERS: A CUT ABOVE THE REST

    22 April 2004

    Millions of women in developing countries work in the garment industry, sewing clothes which are exported the world over. But the better paid jobs are often the preserve of men. The International Labour Organization promotes rights in the workplace and an end to sex discrimination. ILO TV now reports from a factory in Bangladesh where women are proving they, too, can be a cut above the rest.

  7. Video

    Shipbreakers

    22 October 2001

    On 20 kilometers of sloping beaches in Bangladesh, an army of men daily perform some of the world’s toughest work. Tankers that survived years of high-seasoned heavy loads are now dismantled as they were built, by hand.