US committed to work with BD to eliminate human trafficking
Published 7:35 pm | January 19, 2021
US Ambassador Earl Miller made the commitment during his visit to a children home on Monday. Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen also accompanied the envoy during the visit at ‘Shishuder Jonno Amra’ to provide donations to the children marking the Children’s Day, said an US Embassy release on Tuesday.
Ambassador Miller said, “Children of sex workers are vulnerable to human trafficking. There is no crime more heinous than the exploitation of a child.”
Begum, a former sex worker, discussed her vision of preventing other street children from being forced into commercial sex work by providing a shelter home for them and a path out of poverty.
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen said Bangladesh, while continuing its inclusive development endeavors, is pledge-bound to ensure that no one is left behind.
Ambassador Miller’s visit to the children’s home is one of the many initiatives of the US government to promote greater cooperation, dialogue, and mutual understanding between Bangladesh and the United States.
The Governments of Bangladesh and the United States encourage all persons to report any suspicious activity involving child exploitation by calling the National Child Helpline 987.
দৈনিক সময় সংবাদ ২৪ ডট কম সংবাদের কোনো সংবাদ, তথ্য, ছবি,আলোকচত্রি, ভিডিওচিত্র, অডিও কনটেন্ট কপিরাইট আইনে র্পূব অনুমতি ছাড়া ব্যবহার করা সর্ম্পূণ বেআইনি। সামাজিক যোগাযোগ মাধ্যমে যে কোন কমেন্সের জন্য কর্তৃপক্ষ দায়ী নয়।