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UNICEF, UN Global Compact & Save the Children release Children's Rights and Business Principles

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Author: セーブ・ザ・チルドレン、 国連グローバル・コンパクト、ユニセフ

今日まで、子どもに対する企業の責任と言えば、往々にして児童労働の予防ないし撤廃 についての認識に止まっていた。「子どもの権利とビジネス原則」は、児童労働の予防 と撤廃のために必要な規準と行動について強化するとともに、企業が子どもに及ぼす影 響には多様なものがあることにハイライトを当てる。そこには、企業の製品やサービス、 マーケティング手法や販売慣行といった事業全般による影響、また、企業と国・地方政 府との関係や地域社会への投資を通じての影響などが含まれている。 子どもの権利を尊重し推進するために、企業は子どもたちへの危害を防止することと、 彼らの利益を積極的に保護することの両方が求められる。子どもの権利の尊重と推進を 企業の基本戦略や事業に組み込めば、企業利益を確保しつつ、既存の持続可能性への取 り組みを強化できる。こういった取り組みは、企業のよい評価を築き、リスクマネジメ ントを向上させ、“事業への社会的認証”を高めることができる。また子どもたちへの コミットメントは、志気の高い労働者の採用や維持にもつながる。従業員の、親として また子どもの世話をする者としての役割を支援し、若者の雇用や能力育成を促進するこ とは、企業が具体的に取り得る手段のほんの一例である。製品やサービスがいかにして 子どものニーズにより応えることができるかを考えることは、イノベーションの源とな り、新たな市場の創出につながるだろう。さらに、子どもの問題に取り組むことは、安 定的、包摂的で持続性の高いビジネス環境のために不可欠な、強靭で教育水準の高い社 会の構築を支えることになる。

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Author: Save the Children, le Pacte mondial de l’ONU, l’UNICEF

Tout en renforçant les normes et actes nécessaires pour prévenir et supprimer le travail des enfants, les droits de l’Enfant et Principes régissant les entreprises soulignent aussi les divers moyens dont les entreprises influent sur les enfants...Les droits de l’Enfant et Principes régissant les entreprises donnent un cadre exhaustif pour comprendre et répondre à l’impact du commerce sur les droits et le bien-être des enfants. Save the Children, le Pacte mondial de l’ONU et l’UNICEF espèrent que ces Principes serviront d’inspiration et de guide pour toutes les entreprises dans leurs relations avec les enfants.

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12 March 2012

A Call To Business To Respect And Support Children’s Rights

Author: UNICEF, UN Global Compact, Save the Children

A landmark set of ten principles to ensure that companies respect and support children’s rights has been released. UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children…introduced the Children’s Rights and Business Principles…Covering a wide range of key issues – from child labour to marketing and advertising practices to the role of business in aiding children affected by emergencies – the Principles call on businesses everywhere to uphold children’s rights through their policy commitments, due diligence and remediation measures, and to take action to advance children’s rights… “I call on business leaders everywhere to embrace the spirit of the Principles,” said the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in a statement he made today in support of the Principles…

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12 March 2012

Children's rights take centre stage

Author: Jo Confino, Guardian [UK]

While most businesses recognise that 'children are our future,' the voices of young people are often marginalised…The creation of the Children's Rights and Business Principles…is in response to the current…approach by the corporate sector. Most companies…ensur[e]…there is no child labour in their supply chain. But businesses have rarely sought to tackle the root causes…"[C]onsidering how products and services can better meet children's needs can also be a source of innovation…[W]orking for children helps build strong, well-educated communities…vital to a stable, inclusive and sustainable business environment."…More than one billion children are deprived of…services essential to survival and development…Interventions recommended by the new business principles range from providing decent work…to reinforcing community and government efforts to protect and fulfil childrens' rights…"…[T]he principles were developed in consultation with children, as well as business…[refers to IKEA]

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Author: Save the Children, Pacto Mundial, UNICEF

El impacto del comercio sobre el menor puede ser duradero e incluso irreversible. La infancia es un periodo único de rápido desarrollo físico y psicológico, durante el cual, se puede alterar de un modo permanente la salud física, mental y emocional de los jóvenes para bien o para mal. Una alimentación adecuada, agua limpia y el cuidado y afecto son factores esenciales durante los años de desarrollo del menor para su supervivencia y salud...Los Derechos del Menor y Principios de Empresa establecen las acciones empresariales para respetar y respaldar los derechos del menor...

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Author: Projeto salvar as crianças, Pacto Global da Organização das Naçõnes Unidas, UNICEF

Na medida em que uma maior atenção vem sendo dedicada ao papel das empresas na sociedade paralelamente aos governos e sociedade civil em geral, e com uma maior consciência das relações entre as empresas e os direitos humanos, o foco explícito no impacto das empresas sobre as crianças também é oportuno...Ao mesmo tempo em que reforça as normas e ações necessárias para impedir e eliminar o trabalho infantil, o “Direito das Crianças e Princípios Empresariais” também destaca as varias maneiras em que as empresas afetam as crianças; incluindo o impacto de suas operações comerciais em geral - como seus produtos e serviços e os seus métodos de marketing e suas práticas de distribuição -, bem como através de suas relações com os governos tanto no âmbito local quanto nacional e os investimentos nas suas comunidades locais.

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Author: Организация «Save the Children», Глобальный договор ООН, ЮНИСЕФ

Инициатива по правам ребенка и принципам ведения бизнеса предоставляет комплексную
концепцию понимания и решения проблемы влияния бизнеса на права и благополучие
детей. Организация «Save the Children», Глобальный договор ООН и Детский Фонд
Организации Объединенных Наций (ЮНИСЕФ) надеются, что данная Инициатива
послужит вдохновением и руководством для всего бизнеса в его взаимодействии с детьми.

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Author: 联合国儿童基金会、联合国全球契约、儿童救助会

《儿童权利与企业原则》给出了一个综合框架,有助于企业了解和解决对儿童权利和福利的影响问题。救助儿童会、联合国全球契约和联合国儿童基金会(UNICEF)希望企业在面临儿童影响问题时,这些原则能够起到启示和指导作用。

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Author: 聯合國兒童基金會、聯合國全球契約、兒童救助會

《兒童權利與企業原則》給出了一個綜合框架,有助於企業了解和解決對兒童權利和福利的影響問題。救助兒童會、聯合國全球契約和聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)希望企業在面臨兒童影響問題時,這些原則能夠起到啟示和指導作用。

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Author: 聯合國兒童基金會、聯合國全球契約、兒童救助會

《兒童權利與企業原則》給出了一個綜合框架,有助於企業了解和解決對兒童權利和福利的影響問題。救助兒童會、聯合國全球契約和聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)希望企業在面臨兒童影響問題時,這些原則能夠起到啟示和指導作用。

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