18 November 2015, 8:20 – 9:40
Palais des Nations, Room XX, Geneva, Switzerland

Co-hosted by ILO, the UN Global Compact, UNICEF, Save the Children and Terre des Hommes, this side session at the OHCHR Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights will focus on how businesses and other stakeholders are tackling child labour in supply chains. Speakers will discuss practices and approaches that companies have adopted to respect children’s rights and contribute to the elimination of child labour, and to further their commitment to support children’s rights across different sectors and regions. This is also an opportunity to learn about the Child Labour Platform and the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, two relevant voluntary initiatives in this area. The session will include practical recommendations from other stakeholders to the private and public sector on how to tackle the issue. An engaging panelist discussion will feature representatives from H&M, Primark, Terre des Hommes and the Colombian Ministry of Labor, including welcoming remarks provided by ILO, UNICEF, Save the Children and closing remarks by UNI Global Union and the International Organization of Employers.

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6 October 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBPs) have been released nationally in a number of countries across Asia. The first Asia regional CRBPs event will reflect on the progress made for children’s rights in the workplace, marketplace, community and environment, as well as evaluate opportunities and challenges unique to Asia. It will also provide a chance for businesses to learn from one another, explore partnership opportunities with civil society, public sector and other stakeholders, and contribute to strengthening local and regional solutions for children and business. Confirmed speakers include representatives from IKEA, Flextronics, Concord Pottery Factory, Sansiri PCL, the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), the Global Compact Cities Programme, Center for Child Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility (CCR CSR), and UNICEF Bangladesh. For more information, please contact childrensprinciples@unglobalcompact.org.

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23 June 2015
UN Headquarters, New York City

As part of Global Compact+15, which marks the UN Global Compact’s 15th anniversary, UNICEF, Save the Children, UN Global Compact and the ILO co-hosted this event to explore the role of business in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically related to the rights of children. The discussion evolved around two initiatives: the Children’s Rights and Business Principles and the Child Labour Platform. It provided the participants with the opportunity to reflect on the role of business as a central player in ensuring the full realization of children’s rights in the future development framework.
Moderated by Pierre Sané (UN Global Compact Board Member and President of Imagine International), the session featured renowned panelists such as Eija Hietavuo (UNICEF), Elisabeth Dalin (Save the Children), Simon Steyne (ILO), Philip Jennings (UNI Global Union), Shahamin Zaman (CSR Centre) and Greg Priest (Ikea).

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12 May 2014
Nairobi, Kenya

The Second Annual Global Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP) event took stock of the past two years of achievements in relation to the principles with a special focus on child rights and business in Africa. The event featured an engaged group of leading stakeholders from business, government, academia and civil society in the region; speakers included Safaricom, Google, and Cisco. The event sought to strengthen local, regional and global solutions for children and business, and was comprised of two plenary sessions followed by focused thematic workshops to explore progress as well as new challenges faced by businesses to incorporate the CRBPs into practice.

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