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Speaking as special guest, Syeda Munira Sultana, the national programme coordinator for ILO, said an updated census on child labour in Bangladesh would be published by 2022.

She requested stakeholders to work in strong collaboration so that success in elimination of child labour would not undermined by the ongoing pandemic.

BSAF director Abdus Shahid Mahmood placed some recommendations including inclusion of all kind of informal job sectors while addressing child labour, legal protection for the children and ratification of ILO Convention 138 and the Labour Protocol 29 by Bangladesh.

He said that children of poor families should get formal and vocational education. “Moreover, the government should motivate poor parents against child labour by bringing them under social safety net,” he said.

Journalists from different media also participated in the discussion.

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