Implementation

This page features selected tools & guidance on implementing the Children's Rights & Business Principles.  For further information, see the Principles' official website here. 


1. Tools for companies

Online survey for companies on implementation of Children's Rights & Business Principles

UNICEF releases new tools on children's rights & business

Other UNICEF tools:

  • UNICEF tools pilot 2013
    UNICEF invited selected companies to pilot certain tools for implementing the Children's Rights & Business Principles. The final tools are available above & here.


ITU & UNICEF consultation on Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection

"UNICEF Corporate Lab Concept note – for consultation at the UNICEF global workshop on children’s rights and business", UNICEF, Sep 2013

Children’s Rights and Business Principles – Good Practices per Principle
UN Global Compact, Jun 2012

eLearning Portal on Children's Rights & Business Principles
Center for Child Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility


2. Tools for civil society

Civil society guide on Children's Rights & Business Principles
Patrick Geary, Save the Children Sweden Oct 2013
Includes concrete recommendations & examples of engaging with businesses in monitoring, enforcing and advancing children’s rights.


3. Tools for children

"You, your rights & business. A resource for young people and children about children's rights and business principles"
Alana Kapell, Save the Children Sweden, Apr 2013
- versión español
Children-friendly version of Children's Rights & Business Principles


4. Events

Upcoming events:

First Global Child Satellite Forum in the Middle East
Global Child Forum, Nov 2014

"New Technologies and children’s rights: the Right to information vs. Right to Complete”
International Institute for the Rights of the Child, 14-17 October 2014

Children’s Rights and Business Principles Second Annual Global Event
UNICEF, UN Global Compact and Save the Children, 12 May - Nairobi, Kenya,

Past events:

Global Child Forum 2014
Stockholm, 11 Apr 2014

"Promoting and protecting the rights of children working and/or living on the street: An inclusive roundtable discussion in South East Asia"
Aviva, Consortium for Street Children, Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Singapore - 10-11 Dec 2013

"Children's rights and business: Innovation & Action - UNICEF Global Workshop Agenda - Draft Programme", UNICEF, New York, 18-19 Sep 2013

[Español] Presentaciónes del seminario internacional “El impacto de las empresas en los derechos de los niños y niñas”, 6-7 Aug 2013, Lima - Perú

"Call for action to tackle child poverty in Belgium: Afternoon session"
UNGC, UNICEF, KAURI, 13 Jun 2013
Includes panel on implementing Children's Rights & Business Principles

World Child & Youth Forum
22 Mar 2013
Global stock-taking event of achievements & challenges of implementing Children's Rights & Business Principles

"Children’s Rights and Business Principles: suggested approaches for responsible business"
Maplecroft, 25 Feb 2013

"From reacting to pro-active: how can business better assess any impacts on children's rights?"
Guardian Sustainable Business & UNICEF, 17 Jan 2013
- Discussion summary

Children’s Rights and Business Principles Forum
UN Global Compact Network Belgium, 2 Dec 2012
First Belgian Children's Rights & Business Principles Forum
- Summary report

"Children's Rights and Business - Continuing the Conversation: Implementation of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles"
UN Global Compact, UNICEF, 2 Oct 2012


5. Other coverage of implementation

"Child rights in marketing and advertising"
UNICEF & Guardian Sustainable Business (UK) 24 Feb 2014

"Assessing Human Rights impacts - India project report"
Kuoni, Feb 2014
Human rights impact assessment includes consultation with children.

"Joining the dialogue: Vulnerable children and business"
Aviva & CSR Asia, 11 Dec 2013

"Promoting and protecting the rights of children working and/or living on the street: An inclusive roundtable discussion in South East Asia"
Aviva, Consortium for Street Children, Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Singapore - 10-11 Dec 2013

"Kuoni and others are considering children's rights in their CSR policies"
Ruchira Gujral, Guardian (UK), 28 Nov 2013

"Guardian & UNICEF "Giving Children a Voice in Business" week features editorials, media, youth essays, live discussions"
UNICEF & Guardian Sustainable Business, 25 Nov 2013

[Español] "Artículo de opinión: Responsabilidad social con toda la infancia"
Paul Martin, UNICEF Perú, agosto 2013

Nigeria: Grassroots initiative launched to engage private sector in implementing Children's Rights & Business Principles
Children & Business Nigeria Network, 6 Jun 2013
Supported by companies including Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria (part of Sinopec), Diamond Bank, Nestlé Foods Nigeria, Polo Luxury Group, Promasidor

"Allen & Overy publishes second issue of 'The Business and Human Rights Review'", Allen & Overy's Human Rights Working Group, 10 Jun 2013
See "Advancing Children's Rights in Business", p.23

"Respect for children’s rights brings business benefits"
David Carlsson, Enact, May 2013

"A joint call to scale up efforts for the elimination of child labour"
Gordon Brown (UN Special Envoy for Global Education), Guy Ryder (Director-General, International Labour Organization), Georg Kell (Executive Director, UN Global Compact Office), Apr 2013

"Children's Rights and Business Principles: one year on"
Samah Abbasi, UNICEF UK, on Guardian Sustainable Business, 28 Mar 2013

"Happy 1st birthday, CRBP!"
Samah Abbasi, UNICEF UK, 22 Mar 2013

"Business Steps Forward to Respect and Support Children’s Rights"
UN Global Compact, UNICEF, Save the Children, 20 Mar 2013

"Sustaining support for children’s rights"
Zheng Ying Chong, CSR Asia, 16 Jan 2013

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