Children's Rights and Business Principles (CRBP)

UNICEF promotes corporate responsibility to respect and support children’s rights in Rwanda

A young girl plays jump rope at an early childhood development centre in Rwanda
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Highlights

The UNICEF children’s rights and business agenda promotes corporate responsibility to respect and support children’s rights in the work place, market place and community in conjunction with the government duty to protect and safeguard children’s rights.
 

There are ten principles in the Children's Rights and Business Principles which businesses must adhere to:

  1. Meet their responsibility to respect children’s rights and commit to supporting the human rights of children.
  2. Contribute to the elimination of child labour, including in all business activities and business relationships.
  3. Provide decent work for young workers, parents and caregivers.
  4. Ensure the protection and safety of children in all business activities and facilities.
  5. Ensure that products and services are safe, and seek support to children’s rights through them.
  6. Use marketing and advertising that respect and support children’s rights.
  7. Respect and support children’s rights in relation to the environment and to land acquisition and use.
  8. Respect and support children’s rights in security arrangements.
  9. Help protect children affected by emergencies.
  10. Reinforce community and government efforts to protect and fulfill children’s rights.
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UNICEF
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Languages
Kinyarwanda, English

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