The in-depth review and recommendations that children provided has greatly informed the development of the Principles. Key recommendations such as security and safety in and around the workplace, washroom/hygiene facilities for girls, business responsibility to be a champion for children’s rights, limiting access to illegal products for children (alcohol and cigarettes) and others are reflected in the final version of the Principles. Young people also shared important insights relating to resource needs, follow-up, implementation and monitoring. The full report of the children’s consultation is available online on the Business & Children Portal of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre. Save the Children and Plan International will also be producing a child-friendly version of the Principles.
The Child Participation Strategy supported children’s participation in the development and post-release phase of the Principles, Save the Children and Plan will continue to ensure that children play a key role.
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