Press releases

2022

  1. Stronger workplace safety targeted in key Bangladesh industrial sectors

    17 August 2022

    Safety culture to be boosted in ten key industries, building on success of similar efforts in garment sector.

  2. ILO and BIDA sign deal to streamline one-stop service for investors

    16 August 2022

  3. The ITCILO invites youth to the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022

    04 July 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals to participate in the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022 – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  4. Pilot ‘Employment Injury Scheme’ launched by Ministry of Labour and ILO to provide income protection to victims of work-related accidents and occupational diseases

    22 June 2022

  5. ILO statement on BM Container Depot incident

    06 June 2022

  6. Signing of ‘Geneva Declaration’ between the Employers of Bangladesh and ILO to promote the ‘Employment Injury Scheme’ Pilot

    02 June 2022

  7. First Industrial Safety Forum takes place in Dhaka

    16 May 2022

  8. European Parliament discusses implementation by Bangladesh of labour reforms

    20 April 2022

    In an address to the Committee on International Trade of the European Parliament, the ILO welcomed the progress made regarding the implementation of a labour rights roadmap and national action plan, and encouraged the government of Bangladesh to move forward with the reforms.

  9. ILO Governing Body agrees Myanmar Commission of Inquiry

    25 March 2022

    Decisions on Venezuela and Bangladesh were also taken at the 344th meeting of the International Labour Organization’s Governing Body.

  10. Bangladesh ratifies the Minimum Age Convention

    22 March 2022

    Bangladesh has now ratified all ILO Fundamental instruments.

  11. Bangladesh ratifies fundamental ILO Convention on child labour

    22 March 2022

    Ratification of ILO’s Minimum Age Convention recognised as a milestone towards advancing decent work and social justice in Bangladesh. Minimum age of entry into all work set at 14 years of age.

  12. ILO and apparel leaders join hands to strengthen Safety Committees

    17 February 2022

    The ILO has signed new agreements with two leading apparel associations in Bangladesh to continue its ongoing work on improving working conditions in the country

  13. ILO fire safety campaign reaches out to half a million Bangladeshis

    12 January 2022

    Successful Facebook campaign helps spread the word on prevention and protection against fire in the workplace

2021

  1. TVET awareness campaign materials

    30 November 2021

    ILO's EU funded Skills 21 project supported the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to develop a campaign strategy for the TVET institutes and implement the campaign. The range of communication materials have been used during the implementation of the campaign.

  2. Capacity assessment of Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) for better skills need analysis

    30 November 2021

    The Skills 21 project supported the National Skills Development Authority to conduct a capacity assessment study of the selected ISCs to formulate a generic capacity development plan for the RMG and textiles and ICT sectors.

  3. ILO supports the Government of Bangladesh for skills development for professional caregivers

    29 November 2021

    The ILO's EU funded Skills 21 project has been facilitating the level 2 skills occupational training in caregiving through its partner TVET institutes.

  4. Bangladesh has its first Occupational Safety and Health Profile in place

    28 November 2021

  5. TVET institute organises “Bootcamp” for incubating start-ups

    21 November 2021

    The Skills-21 project has supported the establishment and operationalisation of a business incubation centre in seven-model TVET institutes.

  6. Capacity building of TVET officials on mid-term budgetary frameworks (MTBF) and budget analysis

    14 November 2021

    The Skills 21 project, funded by the European Union, organised a five-day residential training workshop titled 'Capacity building programme on sector-based financing' for TVET officials on appropriate planning, implementation and audit of the budget allocated for technical education.

  7. Decent work for sanitation workers in South Asia under the spotlight

    21 October 2021

    A recent workshop highlighted existing challenges and opportunities, as well as actions taken by the ILO, governments and social partners to address decent work deficits facing sanitation workers in South Asia.