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UNICEF publishes guides for govts. on children's rights & business

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23 July 2015

Guide for govts. on implementing UN General Comment on children's rights & business

Author: UNICEF, International Commission of Jurists

"Obligations and Actions on Children's Rights and Business: A practical guide for States on how to implement the UN Committee on the Child's General Comment no. 16", Jun 2015

How can governments make children's rights a reality when it comes to business? What can they do to require and encourage businesses to respect children's rights? This guide provides practical advice on how governments can make sure that all business activity respects children's rights through laws, policies, research, monitoring, awareness raising, and remedies. It highlights notable national, regional and international practices, and includes expert recommendations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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23 July 2015

Plain-language version of UN General Comment no.16 on states' obligations on child rights & business

Author: UNICEF, Save the Children

"Children's Rights and Business Explained: A plain-language version of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's General Comment no.16", June 2015

What does the UN have to say about children's rights and business? This publication offers a reader-friendly version of international guidance on children's rights and business, and it a useful resource for governments, businesses and advocates. It explains complex legal content in plain language, and follows the same structure as the official text so that it can be read side-by-side. It also includes definitions of common legal and business terms, and describes other international standards on children's rights and business.

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