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).