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New Tools on Children’s Rights and Business

26 February 2014
10:00 am EST

Elena Bombis
bombis@unglobalcompact.org
Human Rights

 

 

Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact, UNICEF and Save the Children, this webinar will present what children’s rights mean for business and how companies can respect and support children’s rights in their decisions, activities and relationships. In this context, the webinar will explore new resources by UNICEF and Save the Children that follow and build on the Children’s Rights and Business Principles. Among these new resources, we will present a set of tools developed by UNICEF that provide companies with practical guidance on how to integrate child rights considerations into broader risk management processes. These tools have been designed to explore the connection between children’s rights and business.

Presentation | Audio File

 

Empowering Children and Youth Through Financial Literacy and Inclusion

7 November 2013
10:00 am EST

Elena Bombis
bombis@unglobalcompact.org
Human Rights

 

 

Co-hosted by the Global Compact and Child and Youth Finance International, this webinar will explore how companies are finding ways to empower children and youth through financial literacy and inclusion. It will focus in particular on how financial institutions are designing innovative programs and technologies to raise awareness and skills among children and youth – particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds – on how to achieve financial security. The webinar will feature a discussion with companies who will share their experiences of the challenges and opportunities in implementing such initiatives. These insights are intended to inspire others to consider how to empower children and youth through their own core business strategies and operations.

Presentation | Audio File

 

One Year Later: Taking Stock of the Children's Rights and Business Principles

22 March 2013
Stockholm, Sweden

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Human Rights
Children's Rights and Business Principles

This year’s annual Children’s Rights and Business Principles (developed by the Global Compact, UNICEF and Save the Children) stock-taking event will take place
in collaboration with the World Child and Youth Forum (WCYF) at the Royal Palace in the presence of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden. Celebrating the oneyear anniversary of the launch of the Principles, representatives from the private sector, Government, civil society and the UN will meet at the WCYF to take stock of how the Principles have been operationalized to advance company efforts to respect and support children’s rights in the workplace, marketplace, community and environment and to identify areas for improvement. Participation is by invitation only.

Agenda

 

Children and Business: Making the Connection for Sustainability

17 June 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Human Rights
Children's Rights and Business Principles

Both as a vulnerable group, but also as important change agents and ourfuture, children are a key stakeholder on the agenda of the Rio+20 Summit. It is in everyone's interest that their well being is ensured, and that the world they grow up in will be a sustainable one. This event, as part of the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, provided an opportunity for business leaders and other stakeholders to explore how their decisions can maximize the positive impacts and minimize the negative impacts on children.

Agenda | More about Children's Rights at Rio+20

 

Children's Rights and Business Principles Global Release

12 March 2012 
London, UK

Anita Househam
househam@un.org

Children's Rights and Business Principles

The final Principles were released on 12 March 2012 in London. The event brought together leading companies and experts to discuss and showcase ways in which business can respect and support children’s rights in their core operations. The objective of the event was to officially release the Children’s Rights and Business Principles; to create awareness of the Principles and to advocate for the corporate sector to use the Principles.

Approximately 200 representatives of business, civil society and academia participated in the event to learn and share their experiences. The event also provided an opportunity for participants to discuss how the Principles can best be implemented and explore specific themes related to children’s rights and business. Participation at this event was by invitation only.

Summary Report | Draft Agenda | Speakers | Logistical Note

 

Children's Rights and Business Principles National Releases

Europe

Azerbaijan - 23 May 2013

Belgium - 3 December 2012

Finland - 17 October 2012

France - 10 October 2013

Germany - 13 March 2013

Moldova - 15 May 2012

Montenegro- 15 May 2012

Norway - 16 March 2012

Russia - 1 April 2012

Serbia - 7 June 2012

Spain - 23 October 2013

Sweden - 25 April 2012

Africa

Ghana- 6 September 2012

Kenya - 1 October 2012

Madagascar - 6 December 2012

Mali - 19 November 2012

Nigeria -12 June 2012

Zambia - 19 March 2012

 

Asia & Oceania

Australia - 21 March 2013

Bangladesh - 30 June 2012

China - 15 May 2012

India - 1 and 7 August 2012

Korea, The Republic of - 30 May 2013

Malaysia - 11 September 2012

Latin America

Colombia - 4 September 2012

Costa Rica - 16 November 2012

Ecuador - 22 May 2012

El Salvador - 7 June 2012

Panama - 19 July 2012

Paraguay - 14 June 2012

Venezuela - 25 October 2012

 

Child Rights and Business Principles Initiative Consultation with the Corporate Sector

5 May 2011
London, UK

 
 
 

This half day meeting invited European businesses to engage in discussions which contributed to the development and finalisation of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles.  The Principles, due to be launched in 2012, seek to provide guidance as to what business can do to minimize the potential negative impact of their business on children and maximize the positive contribution they can make to children’s lives. This session is part of an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process across sectors and geographies.

 

Webinars

Children's Rights and Business: Continuing the Conversation - Implementation of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles

4 October 2012

Anita Househam
househam@un.org

Children's Rights and Business Principles

Co-hosted by the Global Compact and UNICEF, the webinar provided an overview of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles and the actions they identify that all business are encouraged to take to maximize the positive impacts and minimize the negative ramifications their activities may have on children. It also explored how leading companies are already starting to implement the Principles in their business, with examples from Kuoni and Aviva. 

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