Date and Time
November 17, 2022
3:30 pm-4:30 pm Singapore Standard Time
Ten years ago, the Children’s Rights and Business Principles were developed by UNICEF, Save the Children and UN Global Compact through consultations involving children, businesses, and decision-makers. The Principles were the first tool to clearly articulate the link between children’s rights and responsible business conduct building on the UNGPs. They were championed by businesses, governments, multi-stakeholder initiatives, civil society organizations and children themselves. In today's world, children's rights are being challenged by multiple interconnected crises at global, regional and local levels. Effectively addressing these challenges requires an active response from business, governments, and all of society.
In this webinar, we will review progress and gaps in the uptake and implementation of the Principles over the past 10 years and make the link to ongoing efforts to introduce mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence with a focus on the draft EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence and its potential impact for children. Due diligence legislation and mechanisms that are designed only around adults are not necessarily effective in identifying and preventing adverse impacts on children’ rights. The webinar will explore why and how children’s rights should be integrated in human rights and environmental due diligence.
We welcome participants to read Charting the Course: Embedding Children’s Rights in Responsible Business Conduct prior to the webinar. This brief summarizes a forthcoming report from UNICEF, UN Global Compact and Save the Children.
This webinar is hosted by the BSR Human Rights Working Group.
- Maria Pia Bianchetti , Programme Specialist: Child Rights and Business, UNICEF
- Ida Hyllested, Regional Child Rights and Business Manager, UNICEF East Asia & Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO)