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Divisional Consultation Workshop on implementing National CRC Policy

The Government of Bangladesh has taken some important steps against child labor, and has recently approved the Child Labor Eradication Policy (NCLEP). The implementation of this policy is limited, particularly in the informal economic sector which employs 93 percent of all child laborers nationwide. An estimated 1.2 million children are engaged in the urban informal sector, often working long hours under hazardous conditions. These children are deprived of physical, mental and social development. Over 68 percent of economically active children never attend school and most lack any opportunity to develop skills for future development.