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UNICEF to launch Children's Rights and Business Principles


UNICEF Malaysia invites a reporter and photographer/TV crew from your agency to attend and cover:

Children's Rights and Business Principles - Malaysia Launch NEWS CONFERENCE

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 * 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm
3:15pm – 4:00pm: Tea Reception for Members of the Press
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Remarks from Key Speakers
4:30pm – 5:00pm: Q&A

§  Ms. Wivina Belmonte, UNICEF Representative to Malaysia
§  Dr. Tan Lin Lah, President of Global Compact Network Malaysia
§  Joachim Prasanth Rajaram, Head of CSR, DiGi Telecommunications
§  Nadiah Hanim, Head of CSR, Sime Darby
§  Julia Chong, CEO and Founder, Truly Loving Company

Protecting children's rights is sound business practice. By incorporating children's rights into strategy, operations and corporate culture, businesses not only strengthen their reputation and brand recognition; they also build their future workforce and broaden their consumer base. Respect for children's rights in business also creates healthy, strong communities and more sustainable and inclusive markets – necessary conditions for the private sector to grow and prosper.

The Child Rights and Business Principles (CRBP), developed by the UN Global Compact, UNICEF and Save the Children, provide businesses with a framework to strengthen their existing corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives while ensuring benefits for their business and for children. UNICEF and the Global Compact Network Malaysia will launch the Principles in Malaysia on 11 September with a closed door forum for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMEs), public-listed companies (PLCs), government-linked companies (GLCs), privately-held corporations as well as representatives from government and the diplomatic corps.

The News Conference follows the launch of the CRBP and provides members of the media to hear from selected business representatives on the value of child-focussed CSR for Malaysia.


For further information, please contact:

Indra Kumari Nadchatram,
UNICEF Media, Malaysia
(+6.03) 2095 9157
+6012 292 6872

Sasha Surandran,
UNICEF Media, Malaysia
(+6.03) 2095 9154 ext. 2236
+6012 658 5160






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