Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen said the government believes that rights of the children can be best protected by ensuring their education and healthcare.
“Our government has been working relentlessly to provide the basic needs to all children in the country,” he said while addressing the General Debate of the third committee of the 73rd Session of the UNGA on ‘Promotion and protection of the rights of children’ at the UN headquarters on Wednesday.
He also said the government is committed to the wellbeing of women and girls particularly, according to a press release issued by the Bangladesh consulate in this regard on Friday.
“Next year we shall be observing the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. At this important juncture we need to review what the international community has done so far and what more needs to be done in implementing the SDGs related to children,” said Ambassador Momen.
He especially mentioned the government’s initiative to extend education services to the Rohingya children in the camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Ambassador Momen said the government’s determined efforts helped to reduce child marriage in the country.
“In our continued effort to address violence and oppression against women and girls, we have established One-Stop Crisis Centers all over the country; we’ve set up many other facilities including Victim Support Centres, National Toll free 24/7 helpline, Mobile Apps and a national database,” he added.