Child Labour

Child Labour

World Children's Day at a glance

On 20 November 1989, world leaders adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is the most extensive global commitment in the world's history

World Children's Day at a glance

Govt signs agreements with 112 NGOs to eliminate child labour

The labour and employment ministry has signed agreements with 112 selected non-governmental organisations to eliminate child labour

A child labourer handles an old tyre in Dhaka on 1 September 2019.

International Day of the Girl Child

Use of technology must be increased to prevent child marriage and child labour

Speakers at the dialogue, 'Role of technology in the fight against child marriage and child labour,' organised by the non-government organisation BRAC on the occasion of the International Day of the ...

Use of technology must be increased to prevent child marriage and child labour

Workers’ safety and work environment

‘Negligence’ in inspection of factories

Fire in Ashulia’s Tazreen Fashions factory killed 111 workers. As the gate of the factory was shut, the workers could not escape. Eight years later, 52 workers lost their lives in the same way in the ...

‘Negligence’ in inspection of factories

Narayanganj factory fire

CPD calls for ensuring workplace safety at factories

A total of 222 garment factories across the country, of which 66 per cent are export oriented—have confronted fire incidents during 2020

Flames rise the morning after a fire broke out at a factory named Hashem Foods Ltd. in Rupganj of Narayanganj district, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 9 July 2021

Narayanganj factory fire

ILO urges to follow nat'l code in building construction and maintenance

ILO is shocked and saddened by the tragic incident of a fire at Hashem Food and Beverage factory in Rupganj of Narayanganj which caused the loss of life of at least 52 workers

ILO urges to follow nat'l code in building construction and maintenance

Narayanganj factory fire

'Only two staircases in such a large building'

The six-storey factory building of Hashem Food and Beverage Limited with 35,000 square feet in every floor had only two staircases giving limited scope for trapped workers to escape when it caught ...

'Only two staircases in such a large building'

Soaring e-waste affecting health of millions of children: WHO

Effective and binding action is urgently required to protect the millions of children, adolescents and expectant mothers worldwide whose health is jeopardized by the informal processing of discarded ...

Soaring e-waste affecting health of millions of children: WHO

Child labour begins to creep back up after two decades: UN agencies

The progress to end child labour has come to a halt for the first time in 20 years, reversing the previous downward trend that saw child labour drop by 94 million between 2000 and 2016, says the ...

A child labourer handles an old tyre in Dhaka on 1 September 2019.

World Day Against Child Labour

Back to work instead of school

According to the MJF report, many children who had left labour to join school, are having to return to work during the coronavirus pandemic

Back to work instead of school
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