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Keraniganj becoming child labor free
Dhaka, December 6: The Ministry of Labour and Employment held a stakeholder meeting to eliminate child labour by 2025 to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 8 at the initiative of UNICEF Bangladesh. Five strategic plans were presented in the meeting to make the country free of child labor within the next 3 years. It is reported that the work of building the first model child labour free district by implementing the Keraniganj project in the outskirts of the capital is going on in the space and sector-wise planning.
No child below the age of 14 years shall be employed in work
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, March 1: Cabinet has approved proposal to ratify ILO Convention-138 Which prohibits the employment of children below the age of 15 years. However, considering the socio-economic status of a country, the age limit can be set at 14 years.
Government committed to ensuring education, safety and health of children: PM Hasina
Dhaka, June 12: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government is committed to ensuring education, safety and health of future generations of the country. Bangladesh has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the ILO Convention on the Risk of Child Labour. We have formulated the 'National Child Labor Elimination Policy-2010' with the aim of eliminating child labor. He made the remarks in a message on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour on Saturday (June 12).
Country observing World Day Against Child Labour today
Dhaka, June 12: The country is celebrating World Day Against Child Labour today, June 12. This time the national theme of the day is 'Call of Mujib Borsho, End of Child Labour'. A number of non-governmental organizations, including the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and UNICEF, have jointly launched various programs to mark the day.
Government declares six sectors as child labour free
Dhaka, February 5: The government has declared six sectors in tannery, glass, ceramics, ship recycling, export-oriented leather industry and footwear and silk as child labour free. State Minister for Labor and Employment Begum Mannujan Sufian made the announcement at a press conference at Shram Bhaban in the capital's Vijayanagar on Thursday (February 4).