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11 December 2013

[PDF] Joining the dialogue: Vulnerable children and business

Author: Aviva & CSR Asia

[We] [Aviva] asked CSR Asia to help us put together a report on how businesses within Asia are helping improve vulnerable children’s access to their rights. Despite the truly inspirational work being carried out by our report partners adidas Group,...

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24 October 2013

Promoting and protecting the rights of children working and/or living on the street: An inclusive roundtable discussion in South East Asia [Singapore, 10-11 Dec]

Author: Aviva, Consortium for Street Children, Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights

OHCHR [through a unique cross-sectoral partnership with Consortium for Street Children (CSC), Aviva and UNICEF] prepared a study on challenges, lessons learnt and best practices in a holistic, child rights and gender-based approach to protect and...

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1 October 2013

[PDF] How to use the Children's Rights and Business Principles: A Guide for Civil Society Organizations

Author: Patrick Geary, Save the Children Sweden

This Guide is written for civil society organizations that use or wish to use the Children’s Rights and Business Principles to engage with businesses in monitoring, enforcing and advancing children’s rights. To give a broad perspective on the ways...

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2 September 2013

[PDF] General Comment 16 on State Obligations Regarding the Impact of the Business Sector on Children's Rights: What Is Its Standing, Meaning and Effect?

Author: Paula Gerber, Joanna Kyriakakis, Katie O'Byrne, Monash Univ. (Australia)

A lot of attention has been paid to the responsibility of business to protect human rights generally, but very little to the role of the business sector when it comes to children’s rights specifically. This lack of attention is being addressed by the...

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1 September 2013

[PDF] Issue 6: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Sep 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in the field of business & children's rights informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives. [Includes contributions in English, French & Spanish from...

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1 August 2013
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Author: Paul Martin, UNICEF Perú

De acuerdo a la Observación general Nº 16, aprobada en febrero de este año por el Comité de los Derechos del Niño, compete a los estados vigilar que el accionar empresarial no impacte negativamente en los derechos de la niñez...En el ámbito privado,...

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31 July 2013

The role of business in promoting and respecting the rights of children

Author: Mabel Wong, CSR Asia

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) released a General Comment...in March this year on State obligations regarding the impact of business. The Comment states that “business can be an essential driver for societies and economies to...

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20 June 2013

[PDF] Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Issue 5

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to the fifth issue of the Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children, produced by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in this field informed about recent key...

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4 June 2013

Joint letter on suggestions for the 2013 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Author: Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Centre for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA), Citizens for Justice, CIVIDEP India, Conectas Direitos Humanos, DeJusticia, Intl. Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Intl. Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net): Corporate Accountability Working Group, Mining Watch Canada, Rights and Accountability in Development, SOMO, Terra de Direitos

We welcome the commitment of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (the ‘Working Group’) to listen to the views and suggestions it receives during their preparations for the...

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30 May 2013

Council holds Panel discussion on the Role of the United Nations in Advancing the Business and Human Rights Agenda

Author: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Human Rights Council...held a panel discussion on the role of the United Nations system in advancing the business and human rights agenda through embedding the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the post-2015 framework and related...

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