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

    ILO in Bangladesh to steer UN’s disability inclusion agenda for next two years

    03 December 2023

    The ILO Country Director for Bangladesh Tuomo Poutiainen has been selected as the next UN Disability Champion. On behalf of the UN agencies based in Bangladesh, he will coordinate the UN Disability Inclusion Task Team that works to mainstream disability inclusion in the UN

  2. Labour Market Data

    Latest Bangladesh Labour Force Survey incorporates first-ever disability data

    30 November 2023

    The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has published the Labour Force Survey 2022, incorporating for the first time ever, indicators for measuring disability inclusivity, a major step towards ensuring no one is left behind.

  3. Skills and enterprise

    Multistakeholder consultation to boost market connectivity for local agribusinesses in Cox's Bazar

    19 November 2023

    To promote wider market connectivity for local agribusinesses in Cox's Bazar

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    Minimum wage

    Statement on the minimum wage in the Bangladesh ready-made garment (RMG) sector

    15 November 2023

    ILO calls for all parties to continue to engage in constructive dialogue to reach a consensus beneficial to workers and industry alike.

  5. Child Care

    Bangladesh holds dialogue to chart way forward for the childcare economy

    13 November 2023

    The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs together with ILO and UN Women held a consultative dialogue on ways of effectively scaling up accessible, affordable, and quality childcare services to all parents and children countrywide.

  6. Article

    Unlocking the potential of CMSMEs in Bangladesh

    11 October 2023

    Despite impressive economic growth of more than six per cent per annum in the past decade, policymakers and businesses in Bangladesh continue to ponder why the country continues to rank low in productivity and innovation indices

  7. Article

    Fulfilling social protection for older persons in Bangladesh

    03 October 2023

    Ensuring income security for people in old age is a crucial dimension of the UN common agenda of social security and universal social protection for all. The rights of older people to social security and to an adequate standard of living are laid down in the major international human rights instruments.

  8. Skills and enterprise

    Empowering Cox’s Bazar: Transformative Project for Women and Youth

    22 September 2023

    International Labour Organization (ILO) Bangladesh and the Ministry of Youth and Sports have launched a transformative project, "Leaving No One Behind: Improving Skills and Economic Opportunities for Women & Youth in Cox's Bazar (ISEC)” that will equip Bangladeshi women and youth with the skills to improve their chances of getting decent work or starting their own businesses.

  9. Skills and enterprise

    ILO and the Government of Bangladesh launch skills and economic livelihoods project for women and youth in Cox’s Bazar

    05 September 2023

    24,000 Bangladeshis, 18 to 35 years old, will learn valuable skills for work and business.

  10. Article

    Community-based Child Labour Monitoring System rescues Bangladesh’s future teachers

    30 August 2023

    A community-based child labour monitoring system supported by ILO in Bangladesh is identifying and rescuing children from poor families who would have otherwise been trapped and lost in the vicious circle of abject poverty.