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18 February 2005

One in twelve of the world’s children are forced into child labour

Author: UNICEF UK

A new report launched today by UNICEF UK exposes the global exploitation of children as workers, highlighting how one in twelve of the world’s children (180 million young people below 18) are involved in the worst forms of child labour – hazardous...

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7 February 2005

Private Sector Can Help Africa Emerge From Poverty

Author: James Laing, Associate Director, africapractice Corporate Citizenship Centre, in East African [Kenya]

Businesses have to define for themselves how they will contribute to the attainment of the MDGs, and report against that self-defined target: there are as many ways of contributing to the MDGs, and as many benefits accruing from them, as there are...

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4 February 2005

[DOC] The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief - International: Rights Responsibilities

Author: Oxford Analytica

The importance of human rights for business -- not only as part of business risk management, but also in defining corporate social responsibilities and guiding corporate social opportunities -- has been increasingly emphasised during the past few...

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1 February 2005

UK govt. & consulting companies' promotion of water privatisation in developing countries restricts water access for poor, says new campaign

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1 February 2005

UNICEF UK report says one in 12 of world's children are forced into child labour

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1 February 2005

[PDF] full report: "Child labour today"

Author: UNICEF UK

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1 February 2005

[PDF] full report: "Dirty aid, dirty water - The UK Government’s push to privatise water and sanitation in poor countries"

Author: World Development Movement

[refers to Severn Trent, RWE, Thames Water (part of RWE), Bi-Water, Cascal (part of Bi-Water), AWG (Anglian Water), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, United Utilities, Halcrow, Adam Smith International, Ernst & Young, Northumbrian Water, Suez, Veolia...

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28 January 2005

Aid groups want end to water privatisation

Author: swissinfo

Swiss aid agencies attending the World Social Forum in Brazil have thrown their weight behind a convention outlawing water privatisation. The stance is at odds with the position favoured by the Swiss government, which supports private-public...

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27 January 2005

World Economic Forum Urges More Business/NGO Partnerships

Author: Greenbiz.com

A new World Economic Forum report ["Partnering for Success: Business Perspectives on Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships"] says it’s no more a question of “if” but “how” can business contribute to beating development challenges. The report makes a business...

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24 January 2005

2005 Is The Year to Act, Says Global Governance Report

Author: Global Governance Initiative, World Economic Forum

The report by the Forum’s [World Economic Forum's] Global Governance Initiative (GGI) assesses the efforts of the world’s governments and corporations over the past year...[it] encourages all nations to...concentrate their efforts on achieving...

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