Public Policy

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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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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General Comment No. 16 (2013) on state obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights

Adopted by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in February 2013, this General Comment addresses the state obligations regarding the impact of businesses on children’s rights. It is one of the most recent pieces of international law available on business and children’s rights.

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Scoping document for general comment by the un committee on the rights of the child regarding child rights and the business sector (crc, 2011)

This document was prepared in order to assist the work of the Committee on the Rights of the Child in the development of the General Comment n. 16 regarding children’s rights and the business sector:

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Doing good work for us children. Children and Adolescent’s Contributions to the draft General Comment on Child Rights and Business Sector (Save the Children, 2012)

A report from Save the Children on the extensive consultations held with children and young people concerning the draft of the General Comment to the UN Child Rights Convention on Child Rights and the Business Sector. The express aim of the consultations was to explore the details of the draft General Comment and what governments should do to ensure that business respects children’s rights.

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Policy Brief: Shared Value – How can large businesses contribute to the post-2015 agenda (Save the Children, UK, Nov 2012)

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World Report on Child Labour 2012: Economic vulnerability, social protection and child labour (ILO, 2013)

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Tackling hazardous child labour in agriculture: Guidance on policy and practice (toolkit) (ILO, 2006)

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