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Intl. Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) & others comment on the Children's Rights & Business Principles Initiative

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2 September 2011

[PDF] [Save the Children & UNICEF letter in response to IBFAN]

Author: Save the Children & UNICEF

We received with much appreciation the open letter...from IBFAN and several other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and interested individuals. Save the Children and UNICEF highly value their long-standing collaboration with IBFAN and other NGOs, which are important partners for children’s rights...We appreciate the interest and engagement of a wide range of partners and stakeholders in the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP) process, and are pleased that you share the broad view that such a set of principles is needed. We take your comments seriously and will carefully consider them together with other comments...Meanwhile, we would like to share with you the following perspectives on the points raised in the open letter.

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1 September 2011

[PDF] Comments on the 'Children's Rights & Business Principles Initiative'

Author: Joyce Chanetsa, IBFAN; Ina Verzivolli, IBFAN/GIFA; Patti Rundall, OBE, Policy Director, Baby Milk Action, IBFAN; et als.

IBFAN, in association with a wide range of public interest groups and individuals1, while supporting the idea that the UN should adopt a set of principles on children’s rights and business, and understand that this initiative is a genuine attempt to scale up action in this important area, are worried that the CRBPI as formulated, has such fundamental flaws that it will result in more harm than good...

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