Press releases


  1. First meeting of high level committee on building and fire safety in RMG factories

    07 June 2013

    The first meeting of the National Tripartite Committee formed to implement the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Building and Fire Safety in the Ready-Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh (NAP) was held on Thursday, 6 June 2013.

  2. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ILO sign 2.5 million USD agreement to support improved labour conditions in Bangladesh

    03 June 2013

  3. Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ILO to sign US$2.5 million agreement to support improved working conditions in Bangladesh

    02 June 2013

    The Norwegian Minister for International Development Mr Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås and the ILO Country Office for Bangladesh Director Mr Srinivas Reddy will sign an agreement on 3 June. The Norwegian Government will provide NOK14.5 million (US$2.5 million) to support workers' rights and labour relations in export industries in Bangladesh.

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    The ILO and the government of Bangladesh to hold a press conference on Rana Plaza disaster

    03 May 2013

  5. Fire safety - Tripartite partners adopt National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety for the Ready-Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh

    25 March 2013

  6. Women with disabilities boost Chittagong's growing RMG sector

    31 January 2013

    Chittagong Mohila Polytechnic Institute this week inaugurated a new competency-based sewing machine operator’s training program for women with disabilities.

  7. New opportunities for persons with disabilities in Bangladesh

    31 January 2013

    Gazipur Technical School & College this week inaugurated a new sewing machine operator’s course which included persons with disabilities. The course is an important step towards meeting the growing skill needs of the quickly expanding readymade garments industry in Bangladesh.

  8. Tripartite Meeting on Fire Safety in the Workplace in Bangladesh

    15 January 2013

    A tripartite meeting on fire safety in the work place in Bangladesh was organized jointly by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the ILO on 15 January 2013. Following the daylong deliberations, a tripartite statement of commitment was adopted and signed at the meeting.


  1. ILO’S Press Release on the tragic incident of fire in a garment factory at Ashulia

    27 November 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is greatly shocked and saddened by the tragic incident of fire in a garment factory at Ashulia adjacent to Dhaka on 24 November 2012 that resulted in the unfortunate deaths of more than 100 workers. The ILO extends its sincere condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and conveys its sympathy to those injured due to the fire.

  2. Visit of Mr William Hanna, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh to ILO TVET Project sites

    11 July 2012

    Mr William Hanna, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh and Mr André Bogui, Country Director of ILO, interacting with the beneficiaries of the ILO TVET Reform Project during their visits to two skills development pilot initiatives on 11 July 2012. Mr Shahjahan Mian, Director-General, Directorate of Technical Education, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh also participated in the visits.

  3. ILO signs US$1,140,000 partnership with Korean Government

    27 June 2012

    The ILO and the Government of the Republic of Korea have signed an agreement that will provide US$1,140,000, as well as technical expertise, to support the development of decent work in more than 15 Asian countries.

  4. ILO launches a video contest on Decent Work for Youth

    08 March 2012

    Are you between the ages of 18 and 29 years? Struggling to find a job or working under poor conditions? Want things to change? Make a video expressing your views and get a chance to present it at the Youth Employment Forum in Geneva.

  5. Dhaka: ILO delegation meets trade union leaders and union activists trained by an ILO-ACTRAV Project in Bangladesh

    12 February 2012

  6. Dhaka: ILO Delegation meets with Bangladesh Ministers

    12 February 2012

    An ILO delegation led by the Director of the Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV), Mr. Dan Cunniah, met with several Ministers in Bangladesh during a Mission in the country from 12 to 14 February 2012.


  1. Asia and the Pacific: Bipartite Worker-Employer Workshop on Decent Work

    21 October 2011

  2. Colombo: Sub Regional Seminar on Strengthening Union Capacity in order to Achieve Decent Work

    19 October 2011

  3. Tripartite National Conference on ‘Green Jobs: The Way Forward’

    21 September 2011

    A tripartite National Workshop under the ‘Green Jobs in Asia’ project held on Sunday, 18 September 2011, at the Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, Dhaka. The ‘Green Jobs in Asia’ project is being implemented in Bangladesh by the International Labour Organization and the tripartite constituents. It is supported by the Australian Government – ILO Partnership Agreement (2010-2015). The conference’s main aim was to enhance understanding about the concept of green jobs in Bangladesh while seeking the views of various stakeholders on the way forward by identifying priority areas for interventions. The event was organized by The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Employment. ILO constituents (government, employers and workers) in Bangladesh and other stakeholders participated in the conference.

  4. ILO and ADB to issue joint report on situation of working women in Asia

    25 April 2011

    A new report on how women are faring in the world of work will be issued by the by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday 29 April, in the run-up to Labour Day on 1 May 2011.

  5. ILO Director-General expresses support for reform and change in Egypt

    16 March 2011

    Mr. Juan Somavia, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), expressed ILO support for the establishment of freedom of association and other labour market and economic reforms in Egypt while concluding an official visit there.

  6. Making the crisis recovery work for women!

    06 March 2011

    ILO to mark 100th international women’s day