United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF’s three day symposium on social protection began in Dhaka on Tuesday. The symposium is called "social protection as a strategy in transformative social policy."
Bangladesh Finance Adviser Dr. AB Mirza Azizul Islam asked for additional assistance from the international community to help Bangladesh face the threats to sustain the progress the country has made so far. Policymakers from eight countries of SAARC joined the meeting to examine the role social protection can play in reducing poverty and inequalities in the region.
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