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

    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.

  2. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2022

    Bangladesh

    ILO Director-General's statement on the Aswad garment factory fire

    08 October 2013

  3. Press release

    Bangladesh Minimum Wages Board returns from study tour to Cambodia and Viet Nam

    07 October 2013

    Members of the Minimum Wage Board returned to Dhaka on Friday from a study tour to Cambodia and Viet Nam. The aim of the study tour was to better understand the approaches taken in other countries in order to inform the Board’s on-going negotiations on a new minimum wage for Bangladesh’s 4 million garment workers.

  4. Skills training

    Getting skills and jobs to Bangladesh's poorest

    01 October 2013

    People from rural Gazipur and remote North Bengal, Bangladesh’s poorest region, are now being employed in the readymade garments sector after completing a 3-month skills training programme. The project is a partnership between Far East Knitting & Dyeing Industries, IDLC Finance, the ILO TVET Reform Project, Gazipur Technical School and College, Care Bangladesh and Shiree.

  5. Informal apprenticeships

    Pakistan learning lessons from Bangladesh in structuring informal apprenticeships

    27 September 2013

    A five-day visit of fourteen high-level officials from Pakistan’s public and private sector concluded today. The officials were here to learn about how the government and industry are working together to structure apprenticeships in Bangladesh’s informal sector, in trades such as motorcycle servicing, mobile phone servicing, tailoring and dressmaking.

  6. Bangladesh

    Apprenticeships for youth employment

    17 September 2013

    Informal apprenticeships are an effective way to ensure youth employment and empowerment, high-level officials from the ILO, BRAC and the Ministry of Primary & Mass Education stated this week. The comments were made after almost 1,000 learners from UNICEF’s Basic Education for Hard to Reach Urban Working Children (BETRUWC) programme successfully completed a six-month BRAC & ILO skill training programme and have just started work in the informal economy.

  7. Press release

    Action plan development for Rana Plaza victims

    14 September 2013

    Stakeholders in Bangladesh’s garment industry have developed strategies to strengthen the rehabilitation of garment factory workers and their families affected by the Rana Plaza building collapse.

  8. Bangladesh

    Assessment of garment factories to begin, to ensure building, fire and electrical safety

    07 September 2013

    Garment industry stakeholders agree need for common safety standards.

  9. Press release

    Assessment of structural integrity and fire safety of RMG factories to begin in September

    22 August 2013

  10. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2022

    Bangladesh

    The Rana Plaza building collapse… 100 days on

    05 August 2013

    A number of initiatives have been launched in response to the Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which expand upon ILO action following previous accidents in the country. The Director of the ILO Office in Dhaka, Srinivas B. Reddy, explains what these initiatives are and the steps that have been taken on the ground.