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Myanmar: MCRB releases brief on children's rights and businesses

Author: Irrawaddy, Published on: 14 May 2017

"Brief Urges Businesses to Protect Children's Right", 13 May 2017

...Myanmar Center for Responsible Business (MRCB) urged local and foreign businesses to do more to protect children’s rights... 

The paper, titled Children’s Rights and Business in Myanmar, outlines 10 business principles designed by UNICEF, UN Global Compact, and Save the Children in 2012 in the context of doing business in Burma.

The brief encourages businesses to ensure they do not use child labor and that young workers are employed in line with international standards.  Larger businesses have a duty to ensure subcontractors and suppliers are also respecting children’s rights... 

MRCB director Vicky Bowman acknowledged the legislature must do their part to improve the situation and noted that Parliament is currently drafting a Child Law and a Health and Safety Law is under consideration... 

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