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. Gender equality

    Breaking gender stereotypes in Bangladesh

    05 December 2013

    Nupur Howlader is Bangladesh's only nationally-qualified female welder. An ILO-EU skills training programme has given her the chance to both earn a better living and challenge gender stereotypes.

  2. European Development Days 2013

    Bangladesh needs properly skilled workforce say ILO, EU and Bangladesh

    27 November 2013

    The ILO organized a panel on “Skills for Bangladesh” at the European Development Days 2013 in Brussels. Bangladesh has a fast-growing labour population and needs a properly skilled workforce to be competitive and to ensure decent living conditions for the population, said the ILO, the EU and the government of Bangladesh.

  3. Press release

    RMG building safety inspections to start tomorrow after major breakthrough

    21 November 2013

    Inspections of all export-oriented Ready Made Garment (RMG) and knitwear factory buildings in Bangladesh will start tomorrow, 22 November 2013.

  4. © Farzana Hossen / ANADOLU AGENC 2022

    Working conditions

    ILO report presents a path to sustainable growth in Bangladesh

    18 November 2013

    The new study by the ILO's Research Department presents a series of policies to achieve both economic growth and decent working conditions in Bangladesh.

  5. Press release

    ILO to launch new report on Bangladesh

    13 November 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch a new report Bangladesh: Seeking better employment conditions for better socioeconomic outcomes on Monday 18 November.

  6. ILO Blog

    A tireless pursuit of change

    24 October 2013

    A few days after taking up his new post as Director of the ILO Country Office in Bangladesh, Srinivas Reddy found himself with a huge task ahead: the aftermath of the Rana Plaza tragedy. He soon realized that the building collapse was not just about making garment factories in Bangladesh safer, it was also about changing rules and regulations worldwide.

  7. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2022

    Bangladesh

    Emerging from the ruins of Rana Plaza

    24 October 2013

    Six months on from the Rana Plaza building collapse, the ILO is helping survivors develop new skills and find jobs. Three workers who survived the tragedy talked to ILO News about their way back into employment.

  8. Press release

    Major ILO programme aims to make Bangladesh garment industry safer

    22 October 2013

    The US$24m programme has been developed with government, workers and employers in Bangladesh, in response to a number of accidents that have hit the country’s ready-made garment industry.

  9. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2022

    Bangladesh

    Major ILO programme aims to make garment industry safer

    21 October 2013

    Major ILO programme has been developed with the government, workers and employers in Bangladesh, in response to a number of accidents that have hit the country’s ready-made garment industry.

  10. Press release

    ILO to launch major new programme to improve garment factory safety in Bangladesh

    21 October 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Bangladesh will launch a new programme to improve working conditions in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh, on Tuesday 22 October in Dhaka.