The International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) is not-for-profit non-governmental organization of regional and national Biosafety Associations from all areas of the world. We are a global community of scientists, biosafety professionals, laboratory personnel, architects, engineers, academics and policy makers who have common interest in advancing biosafety and biosecurity. The IFBA (originally called the International Biosafety Working Group) was founded in 2001, a time of unparalleled change and challenge for the biosafety profession. The recent bioterrorism anthrax letter incidents had dramatically altered the public health security environment and needs of the laboratory community. Few national and regional biosafety associations existed at that time and the IFBA was seen as a unique opportunity to establish professional biosafety acquaintances from around the world to share biosafety knowledge, ideas and innovations. Currently IFBA has 39 member associations including Bangladesh Biosafety and Biosecurity Society. IFBA Members have a clearly stated mandate to address issues in the subject areas of biosafety, biosecurity and biorisk management.