Press releases


  1. Collective efforts needed for gender equality at work

    25 May 2023

    100 DIFE female labour inspectors pledge for change

  2. Strengthening bilateral labour migration agreements to protect the rights of women migrant workers

    18 May 2023

    ILO, UN Women and IOM host a Symposium on women migrants workers’ rights under the GOALS programme.

  3. Ministry of Labour and Employment Hosts the Fourth Meeting of EIS Pilot Governance Board

    16 May 2023

    On May 10, 2023, the Governance Board of the Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) Pilot convened the fourth meeting with the purpose of expediting the progress of the EIS Pilot.

  4. Bangladesh, ILO and the EU and its Member States reaffirm their commitment to advancing decent work in the country

    11 May 2023

    Partners agree new development project to improve decent work opportunities as well as to strengthen business sustainability and competitiveness.

  5. Training for Trainers (ToT) on implementing handbook, and checklist on ‘Model Enterprise Clinics'

    13 April 2023

    The Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) Project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangladesh, organized a two-day Training for Trainers (ToT) for Employers (BGMEA and BKMEA) on implementing the 'Model Enterprise Clinics' Handbook and Checklist.

  6. Newly formed Governance Board of EIS pilot convenes third meeting at Ministry of Labour and Employment

    11 April 2023

    Under the Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) Pilot, the third meeting of the Governance Board was held on April 11, 2023, aiming to enhance Employment Injury Protection for ready-made garment workers.

  7. Equipping Asia-Pacific youth with entrepreneurial skills for sustainable growth

    10 April 2023

    Youth in Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Philippines learn entrepreneurship and soft skills using the ILO’s activity-based learning tools.

  8. ILO-Canada and the Government of Bangladesh start ProGRESS project to build the foundation for an inclusive skills system

    19 March 2023

  9. The Government of Bangladesh launches the Bangladesh National Qualifications Framework (BNQF)

    12 March 2023

    A significant milestone in the harmonization and strengthening of the educational system of Bangladesh

  10. ILO Statement on the explosions at Seema Oxygen Plant in Chittagong's Sitakunda upazila and the Science Lab area in Dhaka

    05 March 2023

    ILO expresses condolences and solidarity with families of the victims of two incidents in Bangladesh.

  11. Bangladesh Business and Human Rights Week Landmark dialogue held to chart roadmap for responsible business conduct

    02 March 2023

    Stakeholders highlighted the importance of removing barriers to responsible business as a vehicle for advancing sustainable development in Bangladesh


  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with launch of ‘Singapore Statement’

    09 December 2022

    Statement identifies priorities to tackle wide range of existing and new employment challenges facing Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

  2. ILO’s 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting opens with call for greater efforts to ensure inclusive growth

    06 December 2022

    Government, employer and worker representatives from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States gather in Singapore to shape priorities for action to drive employment growth in both regions.

  3. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    29 November 2022

    High-level participation to include President of Singapore H.E. Halimah Yacob, new ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo and 15 ministers from Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

  4. Jobs in Asia and the Pacific record modest recovery while future growth prospects remain challenging

    28 November 2022

    Region’s labour market yet to get back on pre-crisis track while clear need exists to drive decent work in sectors employing the majority of workers.

  5. Media opportunities at the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM)

    25 November 2022

    Information on opportunities for media coverage at the 17th APRM

  6. ILO to release new report on Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022

    24 November 2022

    This third edition of the biennial Asia–Pacific Employment and Social Outlook pulls together the most recent statistics to highlight how labour markets in the region are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. The ITCILO invites youth to the Winter Global Youth Forum 2023

    15 November 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals to participate in the Winter Global Youth Forum 2023 – 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).

  8. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    10 November 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the ILO will be held 6 to 9 December 2022 in Singapore, to discuss concrete steps to drive job-rich growth that is inclusive and transformative.

  9. Social and solidarity economy to foster sustainable and inclusive development in Asia and the Pacific

    21 October 2022

    Japan International Labour Foundation and ILO raised awareness of social and solidarity economy including cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific.