Dhaka, June 11 (UNB)— Bangladesh will observer the World Day Against Child Labour on Wednesday to raise awareness about the plight of child labourers.
This year’s theme is ‘Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams’. About 152 million children are still in child labour, according to the ILO, with seven out of every 10 of these children working in agriculture.
Bangladesh is committed to eliminating child labour from the country to attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The country has declared 38 works as risky for children. The Ministry of Labour and Employment has taken a Tk 284 crore project to eliminate risky works. Under this project, 100,000 children, involved in risky works, will receive vocational training and technical education.
Divisional, district and upazila level committees have been formed to monitor the project activities.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will issue a message marking the day. The Ministry of Labour and Employment, ILO Dhaka Office, private organisations, and the media will arrange various programmes to observe the day.