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National Child Labour Elimination Policy 2010 An Official Translation

Ministry of Labour and Employment Government of the People‟s Republic of Bangladesh

March 2010

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Introduction Child Labour Situation in Bangladesh The Causes of Child Labour Child Labour: Constitutional and Legal Position The Objectives of National Child Labour Elimination Policy 2010 Definition and Age of Working Children Classification of Working Children and Child Labour Wages for Child Labour and Working Hours Education, Health (Physical and Mental) and Nutrition of Working Children Working Environment of Working Children Special Action Plan for the Physically Challenged, Specially Disadvantaged, Street Children, Backward and Ethnic Children Elimination of Child Labour: Formulation of Pragmatic Strategy Focal Ministry/Focal Point Child Labour Unit National Child Labour Welfare Council Participation of Non-Government Organizations Conclusion

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Introduction

The overall socio-economic development strategy of Bangladesh has become a model for many third world countries. Today‟s Children will be acting as the driving force of the development strategy for tomorrow. The very achievement towards developing our children and making them worthy for a modern and independent nation is not satisfactory. After the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent country, the Children Act‟ 1974 was enacted imbued with the spirit of great liberation war which paved the way in formulating National Children Policy‟1994, undertaking many development projects in this regard including the National Action Plan for Children‟ 2005-2010. Bangladesh has become the partner of many international, regional and bilateral declarations with ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and other major child labour related...