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Consultations on the Children's Rights and Business Principles Initiative - Feedback from children and youth ages 7-17

Consultations on the Children's Rights and Business Principles Initiative - Feedback from children and youth ages 7-17

From June-August 2011, over 400 young people ages 7-17, participated in consultations to discuss the Children's Rights and Business Principles Initiative.  They explored: what is business; how does business affect our lives and rights; what role does business have to protect our rights; and more.  They also reviewed the "draft Principles" [DOC]  and gave their detailed recommendations. 

Save the Children, Plan International, UNICEF and many partner organizations supported the participation of children in nine countries: Brazil, Argentina, Philippines, Zambia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Senegal, Paraguay and Peru. (Scroll down for links to the report from each country).

These reports provide an overview of the preparations made to support children's meaningful participation and as well as an overview of children's realities and recommendations.

In the coming months, Save the Children will be consolidating these perspectives and developing a 'Global Report' which will include actions and follow up activities for children, young people. business and civil society organizations.

Note: The consultation reports are available in the format submitted by the country offices/partners.  Minor editing has been done to protect the identity of participating children and young people.

Argentina [PDF]

Bangladesh [PDF]

Brazil [PDF]

Ethiopia [PDF]

Paraguay [PDF]

Peru [PDF]

Philippines [PDF]

Senegal [PDF]

Zambia [PDF]

Further information on the CRBPI, including feedback from the consultations with adults, is available here.