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

    Launch of the Alliance for Women Workers Rights (AWWR)

    06 September 2009

    The Alliance for Women Workers Rights (AWWR) was formally launched on 6 September 2009 at the VIP Lounge of the National Press Club, Dhaka. The Alliance will campaign for promoting women workers rights at the workplace. Some of the initial focus areas are: equal payment for work of equal value, minimum wage, maternity leave, and elimination of sexual harassment and discrimination at workplace.

  2. Statement

    Global Jobs Pact and ILO Support to Member States in the Asia-Pacific Region in Response to the Crisis

    21 August 2009

    By Ms Sachiko Yamamoto, Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific at the Technical Consultation on the “Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Employment and Labour Market of Bangladesh”, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 19 August 2009

  3. Statement

    Launching ceremony of the ILO-DCC Action Program to Combat Hazardous Child Labour in the Urban Informal Economy

    20 August 2009

    By Ms Sachiko Yamamoto, Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 20 August 2009

  4. 98th International Labour Conference

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh addresses the ILO Summit on Global Jobs Crisis

    17 June 2009

  5. Press release

    Launch of Smart Business Initiative Alliance

    21 May 2009

    The Alliance aims to create awareness raising and advocacy on child labour, capacity building of its partners for improved business, and to demonstrate sustainable replicable models for hazardous free working conditions for employers and workers.

  6. Statement

    Welcome address at the High Level Forum on Social Dialogue and Decent Work - Our Challenges

    03 May 2009

    By Ms Panudda Boonpala, Director, ILO Office in Bangladesh

  7. Press release

    ILO to mark its 90th anniversary

    02 May 2009

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to mark its 90th anniversary with a series of events and activities held around the world by governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations representing its 182 member States. The overall theme for the national events organized under the 90th Anniversary will be “Social Dialogue on Decent Work for a Fair Globalization”.

  8. Press release

    First ILO course in women’s entrepreneurship offered in Bangladesh

    12 April 2009

    The first course using an internationally-established entrepreneurship training programme for women has been carried out by experts from the ILO in Rangamati, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT).

  9. Press release

    Stakeholders’ consultation on assessment of green jobs

    08 April 2009

    On 9 April, in Dhaka, a stakeholders’ consultation on green jobs assessment studies was organized jointly by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the ILO.

  10. Press release

    Fellowship programme for policy makers

    01 April 2009

    The first fellowship batch under the Technical and Vocational Education Training project comprising of senior government and employers'organization visited Malaysia and Australia. The objective was to provide them first hand knowledge on the configuration and operation of TVET policies and systems abroad and to benefit in terms of the national context.