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

    Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades

    12 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn nine million additional children at risk as a result of COVID-19 pandemic

  2. World Day Against Child Labour

    Take action to end child labour

    12 June 2021

    Country Director of ILO Bangladesh, Tuomo Poutiainen, called for the actions that are still needed to tackle child labour in the country.

  3. Labour administration

    Foundational training equips labour inspectors to promote workplace health, safety and welfare

    30 May 2021

  4. Article

    How digital payment systems can boost Bangladesh's push to meet the SDGs

    14 May 2021

    An op-ed by Tuomo Poutiainen, Country Director of ILO Bangladesh and Dan Rees, Director of Better Work published on the World Economic Forum website

  5. Press release

    ILO and the Government of Denmark extends partnership to promote social dialogue and industrial relations in the Bangladesh RMG Industry

    04 May 2021

  6. Statement

    May Day Greetings by Tuomo Poutiainen, ILO Country Director for Bangladesh

    01 May 2021

  7. Press release

    ILO calls for resilient occupational safety and health systems for future emergencies

    28 April 2021

    Better national occupational safety and health policies, institutional and regulatory frameworks that are also integrated into crisis response, are needed, says the International Labour Organization

  8. Rana Plaza Anniversary

    More needs to be done to ensure workplace safety

    25 April 2021

    The Rana Plaza building collapse on 24 April 2013 had killed 1,138 workers and left more than 2,500 injured. On the eighth anniversary of the tragedy, ILO’s Country Director in Bangladesh, Tuomo Poutiainen sheds light on the progress in workplace safety in the country’s ready-made garment sector.

  9. News

    Government and ILO sign deal to protect migrant workers and digitise governance platforms

    27 March 2021

    MOU also pledges to recognise migrant workers’ skills and experience

  10. Selected good practice

    Building a culture of workplace compliance

    22 March 2021