Videos and audio stories


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. After Rana Plaza: How has safety improved for garment workers?

    24 April 2023

    The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in the outskirts of Dhaka on 24 April 2013 resulted in the deaths of over 1,100 people – mostly garment workers – and shone a global spotlight on workplace safety and labour rights in the Bangladesh garment industry. Ten years on, what has changed?


  1. What future of work do young people from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States hope for?

    07 December 2022

    Check out this video played to government, worker and employer representatives at the opening of ILO’s the Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting in Singapore.

  2. The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    28 November 2022

    The Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) brings together representatives of governments, employers' and workers' organizations from Asia, the Pacific and the Arab states.

  3. Effective regulations? Environmental impact assessment in the textile and garment sector

    27 June 2022

    Environmental regulations provide protection for both environmental assets and the livelihoods of communities that depend on these assets.


  1. Ministry of Labour and Employment In Brief

    15 December 2021

  2. ILO Bangladesh Country Director speaks on UNSDCF

    13 December 2021

    Message of ILO Bangladesh Country Director, Tuomo Poutiainen on United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2026.

  3. Inclusive TVET system- Jubel's testimony

    03 December 2021

    The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), under the Technical and Madrasa Education Division (TMED), Ministry of Education, has carried out several steps in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to make its 118 TVET institutes disability-inclusive. Thus, like Jubel, other youths suffering from some disabilities can have access to TVET and Skills training and employment.

  4. Let's change lives through technical skills

    22 September 2021

    Initiatives such as providing necessary training to youth, modernizing technical and vocational training for recognition at home and abroad, connecting employers to training institutes, and more are being undertaken by the ILO's European Union-funded Skills 21 project to ensure the capability of the entire TVET system for quality, inclusivity and lifelong learning opportunities to meet the labour market demands in Bangladesh.

  5. Looking back, looking forward: 11 years of ILO’s labour migration interventions in Bangladesh

    22 September 2021

    Over the past 11 years, the ILO’s Migration project funded by the Government of Switzerland has supported the Government of Bangladesh to reinforce labour migration governance and strengthen public and private institutions to secure decent work for Bangladeshi migrant workers.

  6. Tuomo Poutiainen: C190 Champion

    13 July 2021

    Tuomo Poutiainen, ILO Country Director for Bangladesh, joins the ILO's global campaign against violence and harassment in the world of work.

  7. Skills training: Tayaba Khanam Era's testimony

    13 July 2021

    Tayaba Khanam Era learned from one of her friends that Khulna Mahila Polytechnic Institute was offering skills courses with support from the ILO’s European Union-funded Skills 21 project. Era chose a graphic design course, which was something she had always dreamed about.

  8. Empowering citizens for inclusive and sustainable growth

    13 July 2021

    Skills 21 project supports the Government of Bangladesh by training teachers and assessors, modernising the TVET system, and working with industries and institutes to build inclusive skills and a lifelong learning system.


  1. COVID-19 Pandemic: How to combat disinformation?

    08 December 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic creates an opportunity for some people to cause confusion, chaos and public harm through disinformation. How trade unions can contribute to the combat against this?

  2. COVID-19: How to combat stigma and discrimination at the workplace?

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 outbreak has provocated stigma and discrimination against people perceived to have been in contact with the virus or people with certain ethnic backgrounds, nationalities and migrants. How trade unions can address stigma and discrimination at the workplace? Learn more here...

  3. COVID-19: How to end violence and harassment in the world of work?

    12 November 2020

    Some of the necessary emergency measures adopted to suppress the transmission of covid-19 have exposed and exacerbated various forms of violence and harassment in the world of work. How can unions eradicate violence and harassment in the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's a video to get you started...

  4. COVID-19 pandemic: Why youth employment must be a priority for Unions?

    30 July 2020

    Young workers are over represented in sectors that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The youth employment must be a priority on the agenda of trade unions. Here is why...

  5. COVID-19 pandemic and Migrant workers: What role for Trade Unions?

    30 July 2020

    There are 164 millions migrant workers around the world and they have been very impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. How can trade unions protect migrant workers during the COVID-19 crisis? Learn more here..

  6. Impact of Covid19 on people’s lives: Voices from Asia

    08 July 2020

    People from all walks of life have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. This video features the voices of an auto-rickshaw driver, a domestic worker, a migrant worker, a street food vendor, a travel industry employee and the owner of a small-medium enterprise speaking about the impact of the pandemic on their lives and livelihood.