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14 May 2014

[PDF] Appendix

Author: Human Rights Watch

[Includes correspondence with Altria, British American Tobacco, China National Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco, Lorillard Tobacco (part of Carolina Group), Philip Morris International, Reynolds American & Universal Corporation]

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12 May 2014

[PDF] Children’s Rights and Business Principles Second Annual Global Event [Nairobi, Kenya, 12 May]

Author: UNICEF, UN Global Compact, Save the Children

The Second Annual Global Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP) event, will take stock of the past two years of achievements in relation to the principles with a special focus on child rights and business in Africa. The event will feature an...

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8 May 2014

Activists support tobacco control Bill [Uganda]

Author: Mercy Nulago, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

Anti-tobacco activists...have backed the Tobacco Control Bill, 2014, saying it will regulate and control the consumption of tobacco and protect generations from its devastating effects...[T]he activists told legislators that tobacco is harmful and a...

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5 May 2014

[video] Abducted Girls in Nigeria

Author: CNN

CNN talks to children's rights advocate, Toyin Olakanpo, about the abducted girls in Nigeria and the govt. response. [Video transcript: Next week, Nigeria will be hosting the World Economic Forum and...my foundation works with corporations focusing on...

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1 May 2014

[PDF] Children’s Rights in Sustainability Reporting: Second edition

Author: UNICEF

This tool is intended to help companies report and communicate on how they are respecting and supporting children’s rights. The tool is aligned with the other UNICEF tools for corporate social responsibility and provides guidance notes for each of the...

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30 April 2014

Child abuse-tracking tech donated to the world

Author: Liat Clark, Wired

Netclean and Microsoft have already been working with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) to help law enforcement assign digital signatures to illegal photos distributed online...ICMEC['s]...Project Vic [is] a cloud...

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28 April 2014

FG warns against use of children in mining, quarrying [Nigeria]

Author: Daily Independent (Nigeria)

...[Nigeria’s] Federal Government...[has] warned parents, individuals and companies to desist from engaging children in mining and quarrying activities in the country...Mr Obiora Azubike, the Director, Department of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in...

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24 April 2014
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Author: Juan Mauro Soriano, NSS Oaxaca (México)

El Secretario del Trabajo del Gobierno del Estado de Oaxaca, Daniel Juárez López, dijo que la secretaria a su cargo ha venido implementando acciones para erradicar el trabajo infantil, tales como visitas a empresas a fin de que no se utilicen menores...

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18 April 2014

[PDF] Investor Perspectives on Children's Rights

Author: Global Child Forum, GES

The study is based on a combination of a questionnaire and publicly available information, published by investors. The questionnaire was developed by GES and Global Child Forum and was also used as a framework when assessing investors’ public...

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16 April 2014

Global Child Forum 2014 - a call for urgent action by governments and business

Author: Annabel Short, Program Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

At the Global Child Forum in Stockholm last Friday, a survey on “Children’s Rights and the Corporate Sector” provided a wake-up call. Conducted for the Forum by Boston Consulting Group, the survey found that of the over 1000 companies assessed, a...

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