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

    Women with disabilities boost Chittagong's growing RMG sector

    31 January 2013

    Chittagong Mohila Polytechnic Institute this week inaugurated a new competency-based sewing machine operator’s training program for women with disabilities.

  2. Press release

    New opportunities for persons with disabilities in Bangladesh

    31 January 2013

    Gazipur Technical School & College this week inaugurated a new sewing machine operator’s course which included persons with disabilities. The course is an important step towards meeting the growing skill needs of the quickly expanding readymade garments industry in Bangladesh.

  3. Press release

    Tripartite Meeting on Fire Safety in the Workplace in Bangladesh

    15 January 2013

    A tripartite meeting on fire safety in the work place in Bangladesh was organized jointly by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the ILO on 15 January 2013. Following the daylong deliberations, a tripartite statement of commitment was adopted and signed at the meeting.

  4. Press release

    ILO’S Press Release on the tragic incident of fire in a garment factory at Ashulia

    27 November 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is greatly shocked and saddened by the tragic incident of fire in a garment factory at Ashulia adjacent to Dhaka on 24 November 2012 that resulted in the unfortunate deaths of more than 100 workers. The ILO extends its sincere condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and conveys its sympathy to those injured due to the fire.

  5. Video

    AP Green Jobs Network (Show #1): Green Jobs in Bangladesh

    12 September 2012

    AP Green Jobs Network programme on "Green Jobs in Bangladesh" discusses what green jobs are and how a project in Bangladesh is providing green jobs in solar energy. The project discussed is part of the Green Jobs in Asia regional project that is sponsored by the Australian Government - ILO partnership agreement (2010-2015).

  6. Video

    Bringing green energy and green jobs to Bangladesh

    12 September 2012

    The majority of homes in Bangladesh aren't connected to the national electricity grid.This is particularly true in rural areas away from the main transmission lines. Many homes and shops rely on environmentally unfriendly diesel generators. But the government has been working with the ILO, social partners and civil society groups to train rural people in solar power use. This combines an economic and social need with green jobs' skills and creates entrepreneurial opportunities through the installation and maintenance of solar homes systems. The work is supported by the Australian Government - ILO Partnership Agreement (2010 - 2015).

  7. Press release

    Visit of Mr William Hanna, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh to ILO TVET Project sites

    11 July 2012

    Mr William Hanna, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh and Mr André Bogui, Country Director of ILO, interacting with the beneficiaries of the ILO TVET Reform Project during their visits to two skills development pilot initiatives on 11 July 2012. Mr Shahjahan Mian, Director-General, Directorate of Technical Education, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh also participated in the visits.

  8. Press release

    ILO signs US$1,140,000 partnership with Korean Government

    27 June 2012

    The ILO and the Government of the Republic of Korea have signed an agreement that will provide US$1,140,000, as well as technical expertise, to support the development of decent work in more than 15 Asian countries.

  9. Article

    Bangladesh: Lighting the Way to a Greener World of Work

    22 June 2012

    Solar home systems can be an alternative source of energy in developing countries like Bangladesh, where half of the population, or about 85 million people, lack access to grid-based electricity. Solar panels bring clean energy and green jobs to rural areas, an issue that is high on the Rio+20 agenda. Allan Dow reports.

  10. News

    ILO launches a video contest on Decent Work for Youth

    08 March 2012

    Are you between the ages of 18 and 29 years? Struggling to find a job or working under poor conditions? Want things to change? Make a video expressing your views and get a chance to present it at the Youth Employment Forum in Geneva.