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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Press release

    Dhaka: ILO delegation meets trade union leaders and union activists trained by an ILO-ACTRAV Project in Bangladesh

    12 February 2012

  4. Press release

    Dhaka: ILO Delegation meets with Bangladesh Ministers

    12 February 2012

    An ILO delegation led by the Director of the Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV), Mr. Dan Cunniah, met with several Ministers in Bangladesh during a Mission in the country from 12 to 14 February 2012.

  5. Article

    Towards a greener and fairer society

    01 November 2011

    Climate change means that resource scarcity and environmental degradation have become major, and urgent, challenges. In response, the ILO is promoting the concept of green jobs as a driving force towards a greener and fairer development path that can support economic and social development at a sustainable level. By Vincent Jagault, Senior Specialist in Environment and Decent Work, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  6. Event

    Asia and the Pacific: Bipartite Worker-Employer Workshop on Decent Work

    21 October 2011

  7. Event

    Colombo: Sub Regional Seminar on Strengthening Union Capacity in order to Achieve Decent Work

    19 October 2011

  8. Press release

    Tripartite National Conference on ‘Green Jobs: The Way Forward’

    21 September 2011

    A tripartite National Workshop under the ‘Green Jobs in Asia’ project held on Sunday, 18 September 2011, at the Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, Dhaka. The ‘Green Jobs in Asia’ project is being implemented in Bangladesh by the International Labour Organization and the tripartite constituents. It is supported by the Australian Government – ILO Partnership Agreement (2010-2015). The conference’s main aim was to enhance understanding about the concept of green jobs in Bangladesh while seeking the views of various stakeholders on the way forward by identifying priority areas for interventions. The event was organized by The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Employment. ILO constituents (government, employers and workers) in Bangladesh and other stakeholders participated in the conference.

  9. Press release

    ILO and ADB to issue joint report on situation of working women in Asia

    25 April 2011

    A new report on how women are faring in the world of work will be issued by the by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday 29 April, in the run-up to Labour Day on 1 May 2011.

  10. Press release

    ILO Director-General expresses support for reform and change in Egypt

    16 March 2011

    Mr. Juan Somavia, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), expressed ILO support for the establishment of freedom of association and other labour market and economic reforms in Egypt while concluding an official visit there.