Business & Children

Business & Children brings together in one place useful information about how companies are impacting children (positively or negatively). It covers a broad spectrum of issues ranging from child labour to child participation, sexual exploitation to education, to pollution and conflict zones.

How to use this Portal

  • Navigate in-depth areas below to learn about issues, positive initiatives, alleged abuses, lawsuits and guidance materials
  • Keep up to date on initiatives around the world in the field through our Business & Children Bulletin.
  • Learn about key international tools and initiatives, including the Children’s Rights and Business Principles and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's General Comment No. 16 on state obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights.
  • Explore our directory of organizations working on children’s rights.


Business & Children has been developed to give practical assistance to people from all sectors in their work and decision-making, leading to better protection of the rights and welfare of children. In particular it aims to assist:

  • companies: by providing guidance tools; examples of good and bad practice
  • children: by raising awareness of the ways business affects their lives, in all regions
  • NGOs: by highlighting their concerns & initiatives; providing information for their research and campaigning
  • governments: information to help them protect against abuses by business; examples of government initiatives
  • media: under-the-radar cases and issues they may want to investigate
  • investors and consumers: information to guide their investment, purchasing decisions


Business & Children is not comprehensive. We welcome suggestions for additions at any time. For more information on specific companies and topics, please refer to the Resource Centre’s main website.

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24 April 2019
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Autor(a): Emily Field, Law360

'"Sustainable' Nestle Cocoa Made With Child Slavery, Suit Says", 22 Apr 2019...

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9 April 2019

Colombia: Según el órgano Nacional de Estadísticas, 6 de cada 100 niñas y niños trabajan

Autor(a): El Tiempo

“Seis de cada 100 menores de 17 años en Colombia trabajan” – 09 de abril de 2019...

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29 March 2019

Global: Amnistía Internacional exige a empresas automotrices comprometerse a fabricar "baterías éticas"

Autor(a): La Red 21 (Uruguay)

“Amnistía Internacional: Las baterías de litio están manchadas por violaciones a los derechos humanos” – 28 de marzo de 2019...

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14 March 2019

Vietnam: OIT, gobierno y ONG refuerzan la lucha contra el trabajo infantil en evento público

Autor(a): Vietnam +

“Efectúan en Vietnam evento sobre la lucha contra el trabajo infantil” – 13 de marzo de 2019...

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5 March 2019

Argentina: Alliance One Tobacco y British American Tobacco apoyan programa contra el trabajo infantil

Autor(a): El Tribuno

“Lanzan edición de Brazos Abiertos para erradicar el trabajo infantil” – 04 de marzo de 2019...

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25 February 2019

Argentina: Se cumplen 10 años de la participación de Adecco en la lucha contra el trabajo infantil

Autor(a): El Tribuno

“Cumplen 10 años de lucha contra el trabajo infantil” – 25 de febrero de 2019...

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12 June 2018
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Autor(a): UNICEF and the Office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children

“Investing in the prevention of violence against children is good business: UN”, 8 of June 2018...

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