New Delhi: The UNICEF today unveiled a set of guidelines aimed to ensure that businesses support children’s rights through activities and investments.
“This is the first comprehensive set of ten principles which identify how businesses can respect and support children’s rights through core business activities, strategic social investments and philanthropy,” a statement by the United Nations’ Children’s Fund said.
The Children’s Rights and Business Principles were released at a function attended by participants from business, civil society, UN, media and others.
“A business that integrates respect and support for children rights into its strategy and operations generates benefits for children, society; and in return generate real benefits for business as well – as the children are the future customers, employees and investors, ” said James Gitau of UNICEF India Country Office.
“The lens of children’s rights could help provide impetus for overall efforts in human rights and sustainability for business,” the UNICEF statement added.
Some of the important aspects which have been focused discussed include consideration of children’s rights in core business strategy and operations.