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1 April 2014

[PDF] Policy report: Creating markets for child-friendly growth - Addressing child labour through G20 public procurement

Author: World Vision

...[The] procurement policies and practices of G20 governments have a major impact on the global economy and the lives of these children...Well-functioning GVCs [global value chains] can...[provide] opportunities for emerging economies [but]...GVCs...

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31 March 2014

Pilot project to register births via cell phones launched [Pakistan]

Author: Daily Times (Pakistan)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a pilot project with Telenor Pakistan, aimed at using mobile technology to access birth registration. The project would play a pivotal role to improve citizens interactions through process...

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20 March 2014
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Author: Armando Ruiz, El Sol de México –Organización Editorial Mexicana (México)

En México se aplica…el protocolo de verificación para prevenir el trabajo infantil en las empresas, afirmó Ignacio Rubí Salazar, subsecretario de inclusión laboral de la Secretaría del Trabajo...Aseguró que cuando un menor trabaja, se perpetúa el...

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10 March 2014

Child labour: mineral make-up boom raises fears over ethical extraction (India)

Author: Huw Nesbitt, Guardian (UK)

After media reports of alleged links between cosmetic makeup and illnesses including cancer, discerning consumers have switched to mineral cosmetics in an attempt to find a more natural beauty alternative. Many of these mineral products contain mica,...

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10 March 2014

India: Reports of child labour in mica mines raise concerns about cosmetic industry' "ethical extraction"

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10 March 2014

Lush to remove mica from all products over child labour fears (India)

Author: Hannah Fearn & Huw Nesbitt, Guardian (UK)

[L]ush has committed to removing all traces of mica from its products over concerns that it is unable to guarantee that the mines which extract the product are free from child labour...Charities and NGOs working in India, where the mineral is mined,...

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7 March 2014

Child Labour Platform Engages Stakeholders to Eliminate Child Labour in Supply Chains

Author: UN Global Compact

At a two-day meeting of the Child Labour Platform...representatives from business, investment, civil society, trade unions, business associations, Government and the UN assessed the effectiveness of current approaches to eliminating child labour in...

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6 March 2014

[video] Can the chocolate industry change its ways?

Author: CNN

Is change really happening in the cocoa fields? Is child labor actually being eradicated, is slavery in the plantations finally coming to and end and are conditions improving for workers? After watching Cocoa-nomics, CNN's investigation into the...

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3 March 2014
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Author: La Voz 901 (Argentina)

Como resultado de varios operativos de fiscalización realizados en el departamento Tala, inspectores del Ministerio de Trabajo de Entre Ríos, de las Delegaciones Paraná y Diamante, detectaron dos casos de explotación laboral de menores en Maciá; Se...

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24 February 2014

Child rights in marketing and advertising

Author: UNICEF & Guardian Sustainable Business (UK)

Building on what it means for businesses to respect and support children’s rights, the Guardian Sustainable Business in collaboration with UNICEF is dedicating an entire week (February the 24th to the 28th) to the following theme: Marketing &...

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