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, Published on: 24 October 2013

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 promote the rights of children working and/or living on the street...Aviva has engaged with several companies already through the development of an Insight Report examining the experiences and practices that five businesses from different sectors have established in supporting, protecting and enhancing the rights of children, in particular street-connected and other vulnerable children, in order to extend the conversation to other business globally...At the completion of the Insight Report common themes and areas of concern will be identified to be part of the discussion at the roundtable...This will allow enhance dialogue with UN agencies, State representatives and civil society in ways to engage business in the promotion and protection of children rights...The meeting is expected to lead to the development of a roadmap for inclusive collaboration to address the issue of street-connected and other vulnerable children. [Refers to Adidas, Body Shop (part of L'Oréal), HSBC, Kuoni and Microsoft]

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