Press releases

2021

  1. ILO supports the Government of Bangladesh for skills development in the caregiving occupation

    29 November 2021

    ILO's EU funded Skills 21 project is facilitating the level 2 skills training in caregiving occupation through its partner TVET institutes

  2. Bangladesh has its first Occupational Safety and Health Profile in place

    28 November 2021

  3. Decent work for sanitation workers in South Asia under the spotlight

    21 October 2021

    A recent workshop highlighted existing challenges and opportunities, as well as actions taken by the ILO, governments and social partners to address decent work deficits facing sanitation workers in South Asia.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. ILO launches COVID-19 awareness campaign for RMG workers

    12 July 2021

  7. © Reuters 2021

    ILO statement on factory fire in Rupganj, Bangladesh

    10 July 2021

  8. ILO organized an online webinar on the professional development of TVET managers in Bangladesh

    27 June 2021

    The Skills 21 project, in collaboration with International Training Centre-ILO, organized an online webinar on the professional development of TVET managers on 24 June 2021

  9. First international treaty to address violence and harassment comes into force

    24 June 2021

    ILO calls on Member States to ratify Convention C190

  10. 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

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

    04 May 2021

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Government introduces new workplace safety and registration protocols

    28 February 2021

    Labour inspectorate launches four essential protocols aimed at improving industrial safety and inspections

2020

  1. Women hit hard by COVID-19 impact on garment sector

    20 November 2020

  2. The ILO Brief - Labour Inspection Governance in Bangladesh

    11 November 2020

    Labour inspection is the prime responsibility of DIFE, alongside approval of factory layout plans, licensing, inspection of working conditions, OSH, and labour welfare. This brief delineates the key functions of DIFE, the reforms currently underway (with technical support and guidance from the ILO) and further areas for improvement.

  3. ILO business forum highlights the importance of a resilient COVID-19 recovery for Bangladesh’s RMG sector

    05 November 2020

    DHAKA-3 November 2020 (ILO News) Representatives from the world’s largest retails brands met with leading figures from the country’s ready-made garment (RMG) sector at a Bangladesh Virtual Business Forum on 28-29 October 2020.

  4. Asia-Pacific garment industry suffers as COVID-19 impacts ripple through supply chain

    21 October 2020

  5. Supporting factories in Bangladesh to manage the impact of COVID-19

    20 October 2020

  6. Bangladesh labour inspectorate launches COVID-19 workplace safety guideline

    19 October 2020