20 Years - The Convention on the Rights of the Child

Private sector

What can the private sector do to advance the principles set forth by the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

  • Develop socially responsible policies and programmes for your workers, their children and communities, and institute broader corporate social responsibility programmes, as well.
  • Declare your shopping mall, gallery, theatre group, restaurant, gym or other business to be a child-friendly space. Allow children’s NGOs and youth groups to use these spaces to express and illustrate 20 years of child rights.
  • Ensure that your workplace is child-friendly by upholding the principles of the Convention there.
  • Introduce the Convention into people’s daily lives by initiating a cause-related marketing programme that promotes specific rights for children while raising funds for UNICEF or a local children’s NGO.
  • Through awards and scholarships, recognize children who are making a positive difference in their communities.
  • Develop and implement codes of conduct and other ethical standards that contain provisions against child labour – including child labour in the supply chain – and against sexual abuse and exploitation in the travel and tourism sectors.

Visit these websites to learn more about what the private sector can do to advance the principles set forth by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (all links open in a new window).
CHILD RIGHTS INFORMATION NETWORK (CRIN)
News from a global network of 2,000+ organisations.

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD (CRC)
The independent experts that monitor implementation of the CRC.

UNICEF INNOCENTI RESEARCH CENTER
A searchable database on the CRC.

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