RESPECTING CHILDREN’S RIGHTS: TOOLS AND APPROACHES TO FIGHT CHILD LABOUR (18 NOVEMBER 2015, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND)

18 November 2015, 8:20 – 9:40
Palais des Nations, Room XX, Geneva, Switzerland

Co-hosted by ILO, the UN Global Compact, UNICEF, Save the Children and Terre des Hommes, this side session at the OHCHR Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights will focus on how businesses and other stakeholders are tackling child labour in supply chains. Speakers will discuss practices and approaches that companies have adopted to respect children’s rights and contribute to the elimination of child labour, and to further their commitment to support children’s rights across different sectors and regions. This is also an opportunity to learn about the Child Labour Platform and the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, two relevant voluntary initiatives in this area. The session will include practical recommendations from other stakeholders to the private and public sector on how to tackle the issue. An engaging panelist discussion will feature representatives from H&M, Primark, Terre des Hommes and the Colombian Ministry of Labor, including welcoming remarks provided by ILO, UNICEF, Save the Children and closing remarks by UNI Global Union and the International Organization of Employers.

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