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. Child Labour

    Bangladesh ratifies the Minimum Age Convention

    22 March 2022

    Bangladesh has now ratified all ILO Fundamental instruments.

  2. News

    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.

  3. Case story

    Awareness campaign helps RMG workers’ communities fight against COVID-19

    21 March 2022

    Parvin Akhter introduced mask wearing and hand washing practice in her family (comprising four children and her husband) and encouraged her neighbours to do the same to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading in Munshi Bari, a small community mostly populated by garment workers in Gazipur near Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.

  4. Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia

    What moves the needle on gender equality in the garment sector?

    21 March 2022

    Dialogue, men’s involvement, good legislation and time. A new report from ILO identifies these and other ingredients of successful actions to eliminate gender inequality in Asia’s garment sector.

  5. News

    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. Occupational safety and health

    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

  7. Interview

    Vocational Teachers Training Institute to ensure quality teaching and learning system in Bangladesh

    28 December 2021

    Engr. Md. Zinder Ali, Principal, VTTI talks about how VTTI is transforming itself as a centre for skills excellence to ensure the quality of technical education in Bangladesh with the support from ILO's EU Funded Skills 21 project.

  8. Video

    Ministry of Labour and Employment In Brief

    15 December 2021

  9. Video

    ILO Bangladesh Country Director speaks on UNSDCF

    13 December 2021

    Message of ILO Bangladesh Country Director, Tuomo Poutiainen on United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2026.

  10. Access to TVET

    Inclusive TVET system- Jubel's testimony

    03 December 2021

    The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), under the Technical and Madrasa Education Division (TMED), Ministry of Education, has carried out several steps in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to make its 118 TVET institutes disability-inclusive. Thus, like Jubel, other youths suffering from some disabilities can have access to TVET and Skills training and employment.