Bangladesh has now ratified all ILO Fundamental instruments.
On 22 March 2022, the Government of Bangladesh deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) , becoming the 174th ILO Member State to ratify this Convention. Convention No. 138 is a fundamental Convention which requires States party to take measures to ensure the progressive elimination of child labour and set a minimum age under which no one shall be admitted to employment or work in any occupation, except for light work and artistic performances.