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

    First international treaty to address violence and harassment comes into force

    24 June 2021

    ILO calls on Member States to ratify Convention C190

  2. Article

    Paralegals facilitate swift remedy for work-related grievances and disputes

    17 June 2021

  3. Press release

    Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades

    12 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn nine million additional children at risk as a result of COVID-19 pandemic

  4. World Day Against Child Labour

    Take action to end child labour

    12 June 2021

    Country Director of ILO Bangladesh, Tuomo Poutiainen, called for the actions that are still needed to tackle child labour in the country.

  5. COVID-19 and the World of work

    ILO Support to Workers’ Organizations during the COVID 19 Pandemic

    07 June 2021

    COVID-19 has been a global human catastrophe. Since March 2020, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has been at the forefront to ensure that workers’ organizations have the information and assistance they need to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic..

  6. Labour administration

    Foundational training equips labour inspectors to promote workplace health, safety and welfare

    30 May 2021

  7. Article

    How digital payment systems can boost Bangladesh's push to meet the SDGs

    14 May 2021

    An op-ed by Tuomo Poutiainen, Country Director of ILO Bangladesh and Dan Rees, Director of Better Work published on the World Economic Forum website

  8. Press release

    ILO and the Government of Denmark extends partnership to promote social dialogue and industrial relations in the Bangladesh RMG Industry

    04 May 2021

  9. Statement

    May Day Greetings by Tuomo Poutiainen, ILO Country Director for Bangladesh

    01 May 2021

  10. Press release

    ILO calls for resilient occupational safety and health systems for future emergencies

    28 April 2021

    Better national occupational safety and health policies, institutional and regulatory frameworks that are also integrated into crisis response, are needed, says the International Labour Organization