10th Anniversary: Children’s Rights and Business Principles
“The Children's Rights and Business Principles are an important effort to explore the implications of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for the human rights of children. Children are among the most marginalized and vulnerable members of society, and can be disproportionately, severely and permanently impacted by business activities, operations and relationships.”
(Prof. John Ruggie, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights)
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP), the UN Global Compact Network UK, the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK), and Save the Children UK launched a blog series to re-focus business and business stakeholders’ attention on children’s rights in light of key evolving trends and challenges.
With valuable contributions from leading companies and experts in the children’s rights field, the blog series aims to reflect upon the first ten years of implementation of the CRBP and the next decade ahead; raise awareness on business impact, role, and responsibility vis-à-vis children’s rights; and create the opportunity for companies to learn from peers and experts about concrete challenges, practical solutions, and ambitious actions in the children’s rights space.
Click the following links to read the blog posts:
- 10 Years of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles: Reflections on Lessons Learned and Emerging Trends Ahead;
- Integrating Children’s Rights in the IKEA Business;
- Guardians of Our Galaxy: Climate Change and How Investors Can Promote Intergenerational Fairness and Protect Children’s Rights;
- Ten Years of Child Labour Prevention and Remediation – Reflections by The Centre for Child Rights and Business