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8 May 2013

Somalia's lost generation: why youth employment is key to stability

Author: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Sida [Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency] Director-General, in Guardian Sustainable Business Blog [UK]

[T]he unemployment rate for youths in Somalia…[is]…among the highest in the world…[W]e...need to act more as a catalytic force to ensure that economic growth will benefit the disengaged youth in Somalia and elsewhere in Africa by engaging the private...

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19 January 2013

Stopping child labor: There's an app for that [Colombia]

Author: Sibylla Brodzinsky, Christian Science Monitor [USA]

A smartphone app in Colombia uses crowdsourcing to document and fight child labor. Whenever users see a child working they can take a picture, log the location, and the app sends it to Colombia's child welfare agency...The app...is called “Yo digo:...

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16 January 2013

Sustaining support for children’s rights

Author: Zheng Ying Chong, CSR Asia

The United Nations Global Compact’s Children’s Rights and Business Principles...are a good starting point...[but to] ensure sustainability in this fight for children’s rights, the next phase which is based around concrete implementation of policies and...

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29 November 2012
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Author: El Comercio [Ecuador]

13 compañías, entre públicas y privadas, forman parte de la Red de Empresas por un Ecuador Libre de Trabajo Infantil…[en un] proyecto impulsado por el Ministerio de Relaciones Laborales….con la colaboración del Consorcio Ecuatoriano para la...

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14 November 2012

Unilever and Save the Children launch global partnership

Author: Unilever Foundation

The Unilever Foundation and Save the Children launched a global partnership...The Unilever Foundation has made a three-year, 15 million Euros commitment to support Save the Children’s biggest ever global campaign, EVERY ONE, which is working towards...

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8 November 2012

Press Release: Joint Forces to protect Children from Sex Tourism

Author: The Code

Four of the world’s leading tourism companies together with GIZ and The Code launch a joint project to combat child sex tourism. Project partners: TUI Travel; Accor group; Kuoni Group and ITB aim to ensure and inspire action on the issue, through...

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24 August 2012
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Author: Terra.com

Fundación Telefónica y las Organizaciones No Gubernamentales Ririki Intervención Social, Save the Children México y Dibujando un Mañana, se reunieron con el objetivo de reforzar las líneas de acción encaminadas a erradicar el trabajo infantil y brindar...

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29 July 2012

Bogota tourism businesses unite against child prostitution [Colombia]

Author: Victoria Rossi, Colombia Reports

More than 20 Bogota tourist businesses have signed onto "The Code," a UNICEF-backed initiative that trains employees to spot signs of child prostitution and report it…Luis Fernando, director of the District Tourism Institute, told Colombia Reports the...

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5 July 2012

How Timberland is building a better life for factory workers' children

Author: Leon Kaye founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com, in Guardian [UK]

Going beyond improvements in the quality of life of factory workers, Timberland now demonstrates what companies can do to provide a better quality of life for children whose parents manufacture its products. From child care to clean water projects,...

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3 July 2012
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Author: Cotelco [Colombia]

El Hotel de la Opera de Bogotá fue epicentro de la entrega formal de certificados con el Código Internacional de Responsabilidad Social (TheCode), a varios operadores turísticos y de servicios complementarios de Bogotá, comprometidos con la defensa y...

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