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sanitation in un-served and under-served areas, water supply in pourashava (municipal) areas, capacity building of local Governments, BCC and capacity building of Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE).

111.The Government and NGOs, mostly in a collaborative manner, implementing a host of programmes in almost all relevant sectors including education, health, protection towards survival and development of the child. Campaigns to increase public awareness about important issues of CRC being the most important programme implemented jointly. There are other collaborative projects covering direct delivery services to the target groups, children in particular. New concept and projects are also identified for consideration to the benefit of children. For example, HNPSP has undertaken prevention of injury as a component basing on a survey report of January 2005.

E.  Respect for the views of the child

112.The NPA, 2005-2010 stressed on child participation saying “The Government is committed to children’s participation in policy development and implementation”. The Government is giving increased attention to child participation in the efforts of establishing child rights.

113.Children participated substantively during the preparation phase of the Special Session on Children in 2001/02 and Global Movement for Children (GMC) in the country which helped to bring to the forefront the importance of children’s participation in both the international and national agenda. The GMC and preparation processes leading up to the Special Session also made possible significant collaborative developments at sub-national, national and regional levels among children, young people, civil society, NGOs, INGOs, media, the corporate sector and Governments in furthering issues relating to children’s agenda.

114.The children participated in preparing both the National Plan of Action for Children (20052010) and the National Plan of Action against Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children including Trafficking (NPA-SAECT) with different stakeholders jointly and also separately. Several consultations were also held during the preparation of the National Social Policy on Alternative Models of Care and Protection for Children in Contact with the Law and the revised National Plan of Action for Persons with Disabilities.

115.As a new approach to ensure child participation a Children’s Poll was conducted in 2005. Children’s voices on various issues that affect their lives were collected through this event. About 4,500 boys and girls between 9 and 18 years were interviewed. From the opinion poll it was found that more than four-fifths of the children lived in their parent’s house while the others

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