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UNICEF & UN Global Compact release guidance on how businesses can help uphold children's rights in humanitarian crises

"Guidance on Children in Humanitarian Crises: What Business Can Do," 19 Nov 2016

UNICEF and the United Nations Global Compact released…the guidance on Children in Humanitarian Crises: What Business Can Do, outlining ways in which business can help uphold children’s rights and support and promote their well-being during humanitarian crises. One in 200 children in the world is a refugee, forcefully displaced within his or her own country or abroad by violence and conflict…In the context of humanitarian crises…children – are among those who suffer the worst impacts…As the world is facing unprecedented humanitarian needs, there is opportunity for the private sector to play an important role in providing assistance…ultimately complementing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Protecting children and investing in their well-being before, during and after humanitarian crises not only provides the foundation for social development, but also drives business advantages…[T]his resource explains the role companies can play in ensuring the well-being of children in humanitarian crises. It highlights the urgency and need to reach children in humanitarian crises and outlines the positive and negative impacts of business on children…

[Also refers to ARS Palic, Banco BHD León, Banco Popular, Globe Telecom, Grupo Ramos, Grupo Universal, Hotel Royalton, Lego group, Meliá, Pearson, Puntacana Association of Hotels, Smart Communications, UPS, and Veolia.]