General Resources

Children’s Rights and Business Atlas

The Children’s Rights and Business Atlas is an online risk assessment tool that enables businesses to identify, prioritise and manage the potential for direct or indirect infringement of children’s rights across 198 countries and 10 industries.

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Obligations and Actions on Children’s Rights and Business – A practical guide for States on how to implement the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General Comment no. 16 (UNICEF and International Commission of Jurists, 2015)

This guide provides practical advice on how governments can make sure that all business activity respects children’s rights through laws, policies, research, monitoring, awareness raising, and remedies. It highlights notable national, regional, and international practices, and includes expert recommendations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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The World We Want – a Future for All (The Latin America and Caribbean Movement for Children, 2015)

This resource explains the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to children. It presents the goals and targets that governments have identified as priority areas to help build a better world within the next 15 years. The resource seeks to serve as an assessment tool by inviting children and adolescents to actively participate in the process of implementation of the SDGs.

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Business & Human Rights Resource Center – Latest News on Children

The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre’s Business & Children Portal brings together in one place useful information about how companies are impacting children (positively or negatively). The content comes from many sources including NGOs, international organizations, governments, journalists, academics, and companies themselves. It features responses by companies to allegations of misconduct, sought and obtained by the Resource Centre.

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Children are Everyone’s Business, UNICEF Pilot Workbook

A practical workbook to help companies understand and address the impact on children’s rights in their workplace, marketplace, supply chain, other business operations and community.

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Sustainability Reporting on children’s rights, UNICEF CSR Working Paper (UNICEF, December 2012)

This paper is based on a review of more than 100 corporate sustainability reports, a literature review and consultations with selected experts. The research concluded that reporting and disclosure on children’s rights-related issues is, with a few exceptions, significantly underdeveloped.

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You, your rights and business. A resource for children and young people about the Children’s Rights and Business Principles. (Save the Children 2013)

This is the child friendly version of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles.

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Children’s participation in Corporate Social Responsibility (Save the Children, 2010)

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Save Work for Youth Kit (ILO, 2011)

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Your company can help protect children’s rights (International Bureau for Children’s Rights, IBCR)

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The UNICEF CSR Portal (UNICEF)

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Human Rights & Business Dilemmas Forum, Child Labour (UN Global Compact, Maplecroft)

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Children: The Next Business Agenda Hub (Guardian Sustainable Business, 2012)

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Center for Child Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility (CCR CSR) in China

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