Press releases


  1. National dialogue promotes quality employment and decent work

    31 March 2024

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, and the International Labour Organization convene national dialogue to engage stakeholders on key issues, with a call for actionable outcomes for quality employment and decent work.

  2. Child labour in Bangladesh driven by parents’ low awareness on its hazards, survey finds

    18 March 2024

    The Government of Bangladesh designed a Establishment-based sector-wise Working Children Survey (ESWCS) 2023 to provide deeper insights into five of 43 sectors gazetted as having the most widespread hazardous child labour.

  3. Unlocking potential: Gender-Responsive Budgeting in TVET and skills development - Investing in women's economic empowerment

    11 March 2024

    The ILO’s ProGRESS Project, funded by the Government of Canada, organised a dynamic discussion on ‘Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) for the skills and TVET sectors’ on 11 March 2024.

  4. ILO, GIZ partner to strengthen effectiveness and inclusivity of trade unions in Bangladesh

    29 February 2024

    The project is aimed at deepening and strengthening the effectiveness of workers’ organisations, as well as increasing the participation of women and youth in trade unions.

  5. ILO, private sector discuss job creation potential of Bangladesh’s emerging trade and investment hub

    28 February 2024

    ILO together with the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry brought together representatives of the private sector in Chattogram to discuss and lay out strategies for harnessing the potential of the port city to create millions of decent jobs.

  6. Bangladesh Tripartite Decent Work Country Programme Steering Committee begins 2024 reflecting on progress

    31 January 2024

    Labour reforms, green jobs for a just transition and private sector driven skills development to be prioritized in 2024.

  7. Bangladesh’s progress in occupational health and safety could be leveraged to address workplace violence and harassment

    24 January 2024

    Occupational Safety and Health frameworks are proving to be effective means of preventing and addressing violence and harassment in the world of work, a new ILO report says.

  8. Advancing TVET leadership through higher level competency based training

    16 January 2024

    Skills 21 Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been supporting the Ministry of Education - a systematic professional development pathway for TVET teachers and managers.


  1. Bangladesh Government and ILO partner to support returning migrant workers’ re-integration into the labour force

    18 December 2023

    The Government of Bangladesh, through the Economic Relations Division (ERD) in the Ministry of Finance today signed an agreement with ILO for a project that will enhance policies, capacities, and systems for inclusive and sustainable reintegration of migrant workers. The project is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

  2. Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes for women & girls: A Plea for Action

    10 December 2023

    To mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence observance, the Government of Canada funded ILO’s ProGRESS project supported the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to conduct a rapid survey on gender-based violence (GBV) in TVET institutes, involving students, the TVET managers and officials, with a particular focus on sexual harassment. Total 296 (172 male and 124 female) participated in the rapid survey from 132 institutes.

  3. 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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    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. 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. Indonesia supports Bangladesh’s efforts to develop an unemployment insurance roadmap

    06 October 2023

    Indonesian social protection experts shared their knowledge and experiences of successfully developing and rolling out an unemployment insurance scheme with Bangladesh as the country contemplates developing its own unemployment insurance scheme for the workforce.

  7. 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.

  8. Policy dialogue reinforces shared vision for inclusion and gender-equality in TVET and skills development systems in Bangladesh

    30 August 2023

    The Government of Canada funded ILO’s ProGRESS project organised a policy dialogue on ‘Achieving inclusion and gender equality in TVET and skills system for women’s economic empowerment’ on 30 August 2023.

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    Bangladesh businesses constitute SDG Committees to accelerate Agenda 2030

    13 August 2023

    The Bangladesh Private Sector Working Committee (BPSWC) unveiled its organizational structure and the members of its five working groups that will work with the Government and the UN to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.

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    ILO research highlights gaps and potential in use of technology to help youth find work

    26 July 2023

    Technological transformation in public employment services can support youth in Asia-Pacific to navigate labour market transitions and enter decent work.

  11. Launching Event of the Handbook and Checklist to establish Model Enterprise Clinics in RMG Industries

    06 July 2023

  12. Learning Dissemination Event for Piloting Model Enterprise Clinics, Organized By BGMEA

    25 June 2023

    Under the Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) Project, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) organized a learning dissemination event for piloting model enterprise clinics in BGMEA member factories on 25 June 2023