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October 2021

  1. Publication

    Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    14 October 2021

    Climate change has been identified as the single greatest risk for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals. In South Asia, the world of work can be affected by various aspects of climate change including extreme heat, flooding or drought, or that can cause a rise in water-borne diseases, dengue or malaria, or bring pests that damage crops, among other disasters. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the risks to the world of work have been magnified in both rural and urban areas, particularly in the informal economy.

September 2021

  1. Access to TVET

    Let's change lives through technical skills

    22 September 2021

    Initiatives such as providing necessary training to youth, modernizing technical and vocational training for recognition at home and abroad, connecting employers to training institutes, and more are being undertaken by the ILO's European Union-funded Skills 21 project to ensure the capability of the entire TVET system for quality, inclusivity and lifelong learning opportunities to meet the labour market demands in Bangladesh.

  2. ILO Bangladesh contribution in labour migration

    Looking back, looking forward: 11 years of ILO’s labour migration interventions in Bangladesh

    22 September 2021

    Over the past 11 years, the ILO’s Migration project funded by the Government of Switzerland has supported the Government of Bangladesh to reinforce labour migration governance and strengthen public and private institutions to secure decent work for Bangladeshi migrant workers.

  3. Press release

    The Government of Bangladesh with assistance from ILO developed an awareness-raising campaign strategy for the TVET institutes

    18 September 2021

    ILO’s EU funded Skills 21 project supported the government of Bangladesh to develop an awareness-raising campaign strategy for the TVET institutes to bring behavioural changes in awareness, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs, self-efficacy and social norms towards TVET.

  4. Publication

    National Profile on Occupational Safety and Health in Bangladesh 2019

    16 September 2021

August 2021

  1. Press release

    Asia Garment Hub - A digital gateway to sustainability and decent work resources for the garment and textiles industry - is launched

    11 August 2021

    The Asia Garment Hub, a one-stop digital knowledge platform to help industry stakeholders understand, promote and operationalise decent work and sustainable business practices across the supply chain was launched today.

July 2021

  1. Interview

    10 years on from the ILO Domestic Workers Convention: What has changed?

    29 July 2021

    Over half of the world’s domestic workers are in Asia and the Pacific. 10 years on from the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), Anna Olsen, Technical Specialist at the International Labour Organization’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, discusses progress made and ongoing challenges for ensuring decent work for domestic workers in the region.

  2. Our impact, Their voices

    Investing in skills pays off

    27 July 2021

    The ILO's European Union funded Skills 21 project supported building the capacity of TVET instructors in designing online materials, learning the latest software, and building online learning platforms. Like Pavel, five other master trainers are further building the skills capacity of other trainers to develop online materials and content.

  3. Trade Unions in Transition

    Post Covid-19: Towards Trade Union Revitalization

    23 July 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has exposed and aggravated existing challenges and has put increasing pressure on trade unions. Trade union membership is declining, both in developed and in developing countries. The future of trade unions will depend on their responses to the pandemic.

  4. International Journal of Labour Research

    Asia and Pacific: Regional launch event of the International Journal of Labour Research

    16 July 2021

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a high-level regional launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 16th July2021. “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” is launched during a panel discussions which bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union in Asia and Pacific.