The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) proudly announce the launch of Children's Rights in National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights.
Children are one third of the world’s population and play a significant and growing role in the global economy. Children interact with businesses every day, whether as workers in their factories and fields, consumers of their goods and services, members of communities in which they operate, or family members of their employees. At the same time, childhood is marked by progressive stages of development that leave children far more susceptible to negative business impact than adults.
This report provides guidance on how children’s rights can be addressed in National Action Plan's (NAPs) on business and human rights and other similar policies. It complements the existing “NAPs Toolkit” by the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR). Both ICAR and DIHR have partnered with UNICEF to develop this guidance, which outlines how children’s rights should be considered in the process of developing NAPs and what the content of focus should be when setting priorities for action on children’s rights.
Please see full report here in English: Children's Rights in National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights.
Please see full report here in Spanish: Los Derechos del Niño en los Planes de Acción Nacional (NAP) sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos