Global Child Forum on the Middle East and North Africa (Dubai, 13 Nov)

The Global Child Forum on the Middle East and North Africa took place on 13 November 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  The aim of the Forum in the Middle East and North Africa was to broaden the regional network of stakeholders working for children ́s rights and to support cross-sector partnerships and knowledge sharing in the region.

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18 November 2014

Program & speakers: Global Child Forum on the Middle East & North Africa

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15 November 2014

Children's Rights and the Corporate Sector in the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Global Child Forum and Boston Consulting Group

"Children's Rights and the Corporate Sector in the Middle East and North Africa", 13 Nov 2014

Children’s Rights and the Corporate Sector in the Middle East and North Africa looks at how 353 publicly listed companies selected from Forbes Top 500 Companies in the Arab World list address and report on  rights. The 353 companies were selected from industry sectors with exposure to children’s rights issues: Food & Beverage, Consumer goods, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Travel & Tourism, Basic materials, Industrial goods, Oil & Gas, and Healthcare. In addition, we included for the first time companies from the banking and investment sectors in the assessment. The Banking & Investment sector is a large and relevant sector...

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14 November 2014

'More to be done to protect children’s rights' - First Global Child Forum outside Sweden addresses the most pressing issues facing children in the region

Author: Mary Achkhanian, Gulf News

...Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai...said there is a long history of declarations, resolutions and campaigns “but they have not yielded enough results for children.”

“Yes, there have been many significant milestones made in the world, but we easily overlook some of the most outrageous violations of child’s rights. The most basic right for a child is the right to life, and it has been infringed this year in the Middle East,” she said...

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12 November 2014

UAE firm ranked among top in the region for advancing children’s rights

Author: Arabian Business

UAE-based RAK Ceramics, the world’s largest ceramics manufacturer, the Lebanese cement manufacturer Holcim Liban and the UAE’s National Bank of Abu Dhabi were ranked the best companies in the Middle East and Africa when it comes to advancing the cause for children’s rights, according to a new report.

The research, by the Global Child Forum, to be released in Dubai this Thursday, looked at how 353 publicly listed companies selected from the Forbes 500 Companies in the Arab world list address and report on children’s rights.

‘Children’s Rights and the Corporate Sector in the Middle East and North Africa,’ conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, also features five regional financial institutions, including Al Ahli Bank, National Bank of Oman, Kuwait Finance House and Union National Bank. Suez Cement, one of Egypt’s largest cement producers, the Moroccan metal mining company Managem, Saudi Arabia’s Savola group and the pharmaceutical giant Glaxosmithkline...

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