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.

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  1. Bangladesh

    Solar home systems: Lighting the way to a greener world of work in Bangladesh

    25 June 2013

    While the national grid reaches many areas of Bangladesh, most of the country’s 142 million inhabitants live in rural areas and 70 per cent of them are not connected. Most rely on kerosene fuelled lamps for lighting and petrol or diesel-fired generators for other power needs. Solar power is increasingly seen as a convenient, affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for many in Bangladesh.

  2. Press release

    Bangladesh's Kamran T. Rahman Elected Vice President of the International Labour Conference

    09 June 2013

    The former head of the Bangladesh Employers Federation, Mr Kamran Rahman has been elected as a Vice-President of the 2013 International Labour Conference (ILC), the annual meeting of the membership of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations specialized agency that deals with work and work-place related issues.

  3. Bangladesh

    First meeting of high level committee on building and fire safety in RMG factories

    07 June 2013

    The first meeting of the National Tripartite Committee formed to implement the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Building and Fire Safety in the Ready-Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh (NAP) was held on Thursday, 6 June 2013.

  4. Partnership

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ILO sign 2.5 million USD agreement to support improved labour conditions in Bangladesh

    03 June 2013

  5. Press release

    Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ILO to sign US$2.5 million agreement to support improved working conditions in Bangladesh

    02 June 2013

    The Norwegian Minister for International Development Mr Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås and the ILO Country Office for Bangladesh Director Mr Srinivas Reddy will sign an agreement on 3 June. The Norwegian Government will provide NOK14.5 million (US$2.5 million) to support workers' rights and labour relations in export industries in Bangladesh.

  6. Video

    Promoting Fire Safety in Bangladesh's Garment Factories

    21 May 2013

    In March 2013 the tripartite constituents of the ILO - government, employers and workers - developed a National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety for the Ready-Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh. It came about after two devastating fires at ready-made garment factories in 2012 and early 2013 killed 120 workers and injured many others. One of the activities in the Plan of Action, is to develop and deliver mass worker education tools, such as this video, to promote safety and health in the ready-made garments sector.

  7. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2023

    Workplace safety

    ILO welcomes accord on Building and Fire Safety in Bangladesh

    14 May 2013

    The ILO stands ready to provide appropriate support to the agreement signed by international fashion retailers along with other companies and trade unions to prevent workplace disasters.

  8. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2023

    Workplace safety

    Conclusions of the ILO's high level mission to Bangladesh

    04 May 2013

    Joint statement issued by the tripartite partners at the conclusion of the ILO's high-level mission sent to Dhaka, Bangladesh, following the Rana Plaza Building collapse.

  9. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2023

    Workplace safety

    The ILO and the government of Bangladesh to hold a press conference on Rana Plaza disaster

    03 May 2013

  10. Labour Day

    Statement by ILO Deputy Director General in Bangladesh on May Day 2013

    01 May 2013

    by Mr. Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, Deputy Director General of Field Operations and Partnerships