1053Published on September 19, 2022
Describing the children as future assets, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated her pledge to work with the global community to establish the rights of the children alongside ensuring their protection in Bangladesh.
‘’I would like to reiterate my government’s strong commitment to working with national and international development partners and the UN agencies to establish the rights and protection of every child in our country,‘’ she said.
The Premier, who is now on an official tour to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA, said this in a video message broadcast in a National Symposium on “Child Protection for Every Child: Best practices in Child Protection of Bangladesh.”
The European Union and UNICEF organized the National Symposium at a city hotel.
PM’s only daughter and Chairperson of the Bangladesh National Committee for Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorders Saima Wazed presented the keynote paper at the function.
Sheikh Hasina said that the present government with the help of UNICEF and other development partners has taken various programs to build these children into worthy citizens.
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had undertaken some unique initiatives for the overall development of the children during the short tenure of his government, she said.
‘’Bangladesh was among the first few countries to ratify and sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child-UNCRC. We took several initiatives, including enactment of the Children Act, 2013 with the aim of bringing the country in line with provisions of UNCRC,’’ she said.