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Issue 4 : Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - March 2013

Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children is produced by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre for its Business & Children Portal. The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in this field informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives.  

The bulletin has information on the recent adoption by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child of General Comment no. 16, on State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children's rights. This is the first time a UN human rights treaty body has addressed state obligations with respect to the private sector in a General Comment. The bulletin also has details on the World Child and Youth Forum, to be held in Stockholm on 22 March. Furthermore, it includes news on issues ranging from children’s rights and the internet, to child slavery in informal gold mines in Ghana; from companies’ parental leave policies in the USA to the adoption of an international treaty to prevent toxic mercury emissions, which are particularly harmful to children.

Between now and the publication of the next bulletin, you can keep track of new developments via the “news” section of the portal on Business & Children.

Issue 4: Mar 2013

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Published Mar. 21, 2013 11:50 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:26 PM