Press releases

2022

  1. ILO’s 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting opens with call for greater efforts to ensure inclusive growth

    06 December 2022

    Government, employer and worker representatives from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States gather in Singapore to shape priorities for action to drive employment growth in both regions.

  2. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    29 November 2022

    High-level participation to include President of Singapore H.E. Halimah Yacob, new ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo and 15 ministers from Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

  3. Jobs in Asia and the Pacific record modest recovery while future growth prospects remain challenging

    28 November 2022

    Region’s labour market yet to get back on pre-crisis track while clear need exists to drive decent work in sectors employing the majority of workers.

  4. Media opportunities at the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM)

    25 November 2022

    Information on opportunities for media coverage at the 17th APRM

  5. ILO to release new report on Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022

    24 November 2022

    This third edition of the biennial Asia–Pacific Employment and Social Outlook pulls together the most recent statistics to highlight how labour markets in the region are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. The ITCILO invites youth to the Winter Global Youth Forum 2023

    15 November 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals to participate in the Winter Global Youth Forum 2023 – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  7. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    10 November 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the ILO will be held 6 to 9 December 2022 in Singapore, to discuss concrete steps to drive job-rich growth that is inclusive and transformative.

  8. Social and solidarity economy to foster sustainable and inclusive development in Asia and the Pacific

    21 October 2022

    Japan International Labour Foundation and ILO raised awareness of social and solidarity economy including cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific.

  9. Joint statement by the Government of Bangladesh and the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the occasion of the National Seminar on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    19 October 2022

  10. ILO and the Government of Bangladesh mark their 50 years of partnership on promoting social justice and decent work

    19 October 2022

    It has been 50 years since Bangladesh joined the International Labour Organization as a Member State.

  11. Stronger workplace safety targeted in key Bangladesh industrial sectors

    17 August 2022

    Safety culture to be boosted in ten key industries, building on success of similar efforts in garment sector.

  12. ILO and BIDA sign deal to streamline one-stop service for investors

    16 August 2022

  13. The ITCILO invites youth to the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022

    04 July 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals to participate in the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022 – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  14. Pilot ‘Employment Injury Scheme’ launched by Ministry of Labour and ILO to provide income protection to victims of work-related accidents and occupational diseases

    22 June 2022

  15. ILO statement on BM Container Depot incident

    06 June 2022

  16. Signing of ‘Geneva Declaration’ between the Employers of Bangladesh and ILO to promote the ‘Employment Injury Scheme’ Pilot

    02 June 2022

  17. First Industrial Safety Forum takes place in Dhaka

    16 May 2022

  18. European Parliament discusses implementation by Bangladesh of labour reforms

    20 April 2022

    In an address to the Committee on International Trade of the European Parliament, the ILO welcomed the progress made regarding the implementation of a labour rights roadmap and national action plan, and encouraged the government of Bangladesh to move forward with the reforms.

  19. ILO Governing Body agrees Myanmar Commission of Inquiry

    25 March 2022

    Decisions on Venezuela and Bangladesh were also taken at the 344th meeting of the International Labour Organization’s Governing Body.

  20. Bangladesh ratifies the Minimum Age Convention

    22 March 2022

    Bangladesh has now ratified all ILO Fundamental instruments.