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CRC/C/BGD/4

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Street Children Policy

National Plan of Action for Education for All (NPA EFA)

Strategy and Action Plan for Mainstreaming Vulnerable Children in Primary Education

Early Childhood Development Policy

A plan of Action on Juvenile Justice

NPA for Combating Trafficking

NPA against the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children including Trafficking

National strategy for children

34.The third National Plan of Action (NPA) for Children (2005-2010) was formulated and a mechanism for monitoring the implementation of the plan has been established under the leadership of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA). A mid-term evaluation in 2008 and an end-term evaluation will be undertaken to measure the effectiveness of implementation of the NPA.

35.The NPA was prepared in a participatory manner. In line with a concept paper prepared by the MoWCA, and following a series of meetings, a working committee for NPA was established. In order to deal with specific areas of the NPA, five multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary Advisory Panels were formed. The Panels took into consideration the CRC, Plan of Action of the WFFC agenda, MDG and the NSAPR.

C.  Administrative and other measures, budgetary analysis

Child/Human rights institutions

36.The National Children Council, headed by the MoWCA, is the highest policy-level body for children. A draft law on Children’s Commissioner (Ombudsperson) has been framed. It is awaiting final approval of the Cabinet. Some sporadic attempts towards establishing a National Human Rights Commission have been initiated by the State Party without any tangible results during the reporting period.

Cooperation between government and civil society

37.BSAF and CDF are networking organizations for few hundred child-related NGOs. Government partnerships exist with NGOs to implement important projects such as the Basic Education for Urban Working Children, Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment, Early Childhood Development projects - HIV&AIDS, Anti-trafficking, ARISE (which is a component of Protection of Children at Risk Project, PCAR since April 2007), WFCL-IPEC (Worst Form of Child Labour-International Programme for Elimination of Child Labour), and many others.

38.The Government and NGO collaboration enables supplementation and complementation of efforts specially covering vulnerable groups such as urban street children, working children,

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