Over the past six years Unicef has developed a set of tools and resources for business to support them to effectively identify and address child rights within their business. These resources have all been developed through consultative processes with business and a wide range of experts and stakeholders.
General toolkits and resources
A joint initiative by Unicef and the Global Child Forum, the Atlas is an interactive platform which allows companies to better understand country-level and industry-level impacts on children in the workplace, marketplace, community and environment
A step-by-step guide to identifying and preventing risks to children who interact with your business
Children’s Rights in Impact Assessments
Assessing performance and identifying actions for improvement
This tool offers guidance to companies on engaging stakeholders, including children, on children’s rights as part of enhancing their standards and practices at both the corporate and site levels.
This discussion paper explores how businesses can help children to raise grievances effectively when their rights have been infringed.
Industry toolkits and resources
The Toolkit is designed to assist any of those in the mining sector who are responsible for designing and implementing strategies related to social and environmental performance at the project level.
This tool provides guidance for any company that provides or makes use of Internet and associated technologies to assess how children’s rights in a digital world are considered in their policies and processes.
This resource provides businesses engaged in the marketing of food and non-alcoholic beverages to children, with a legal analysis linking the WHO Recommendations with a human rights framework aimed at reducing childhood obesity. The report offers analysis on the extent of children’s exposure to unhealthy food marketing, detailing the rights impacted and setting out government duties and corporates responsibilities to protect and respect these rights.
This paper is designed to prompt wide-ranging discussions about operations, practices, roles and opportunities across the digital marketing value chain. It speaks primarily to advertisers of products intended for or desired by children and publishers of sites and platforms which are child-directed, or where children are or desire to be.
Child Rights Impact Assessments
Children are affected in global supply chains in many different ways. While child labour is a recognised concern, supply chains often have a range of additional direct and indirect impacts on children’s rights. By helping companies understand impacts and take action, UNICEF has conducted a number of impact assessments in across a number of sectors with a view to develop and pilot solutions that can lead towards better work and living conditions for workers and their families in global supply chains.
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