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Bangladesh committed to protect children’s rights

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Health Desk-13 Oct, 2019: Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has said that Bangladesh remain committed to walk with the international community to promote and protect the rights of children.

He was speaking at the general debate on an agenda titled ‘Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children’ under the 3rd Committee of the 74thSession of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, said a press release on Saturday. 

The ambassador said, “As the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is approaching, we must utilize this occasion not only to exemplify but also put to action our collective commitment to promote and protect rights of children all over the world”.

Mentioning the recent two awards received by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina namely ‘Vaccination Hero’ from GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccination) for the recognition in the success of immunization and ‘Champion of Skill Development for Youth’ from UNICE, ambassador Masud said these kind of awards recognises Bangladesh’s continued progress in promoting and protecting children and youth rights and their developments.

He also said Bangladesh government, with the support of international community, is addressing the initial health care, education and other welfare needs of the Rohingya children. In this regard, he urged the international community to come forward for their safe, secured, voluntary and sustained return to their motherland.