CHILDREN’S RIGHTS AND THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA AT GLOBAL COMPACT+15 (23 JUNE 2015, UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK CITY) / How much accountability will businesses have to follow and live up to the Principles?

The Principles will not create any new legal obligations. However, they are designed to raise business and stakeholder awareness of the risks and opportunities that direct and indirect business interactions with children can bring. In doing so, they will also inform governments, investors, civil society organizations and others that hold businesses accountable under national law and international standards. The Principles also call on business to enhance transparency around policies and processes that impact children and to report on progress.

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