Press releases


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Bangladesh ratifies the Minimum Age Convention

    22 March 2022

    Bangladesh has now ratified all ILO Fundamental instruments.

  4. Bangladesh ratifies fundamental ILO Convention on child labour

    22 March 2022

    Ratification of ILO’s Minimum Age Convention recognised as a milestone towards advancing decent work and social justice in Bangladesh. Minimum age of entry into all work set at 14 years of age.

  5. ILO and apparel leaders join hands to strengthen Safety Committees

    17 February 2022

    The ILO has signed new agreements with two leading apparel associations in Bangladesh to continue its ongoing work on improving working conditions in the country

  6. ILO fire safety campaign reaches out to half a million Bangladeshis

    12 January 2022

    Successful Facebook campaign helps spread the word on prevention and protection against fire in the workplace


  1. TVET awareness campaign materials

    30 November 2021

    ILO's EU funded Skills 21 project supported the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to develop a campaign strategy for the TVET institutes and implement the campaign. The range of communication materials have been used during the implementation of the campaign.

  2. Capacity assessment of Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) for better skills need analysis

    30 November 2021

    The Skills 21 project supported the National Skills Development Authority to conduct a capacity assessment study of the selected ISCs to formulate a generic capacity development plan for the RMG and textiles and ICT sectors.

  3. ILO supports the Government of Bangladesh for skills development for professional caregivers

    29 November 2021

    The ILO's EU funded Skills 21 project has been facilitating the level 2 skills occupational training in caregiving through its partner TVET institutes.

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

    28 November 2021

  5. TVET institute organises “Bootcamp” for incubating start-ups

    21 November 2021

    The Skills-21 project has supported the establishment and operationalisation of a business incubation centre in seven-model TVET institutes.

  6. Capacity building of TVET officials on mid-term budgetary frameworks (MTBF) and budget analysis

    14 November 2021

    The Skills 21 project, funded by the European Union, organised a five-day residential training workshop titled 'Capacity building programme on sector-based financing' for TVET officials on appropriate planning, implementation and audit of the budget allocated for technical education.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

    12 July 2021

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    ILO statement on factory fire in Rupganj, Bangladesh

    10 July 2021

  12. 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

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

    24 June 2021

    ILO calls on Member States to ratify Convention C190

  14. 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