Child rights and business - top five articles in 2012

Date: 9th January 2013
Category: General measures of implementation

Launched in partnership with UNICEF, Guardian Sustainable Business' focus on the rights of children and business' responsibilities towards them coincided with the launch of a set of ten guiding principles on child rights and business in March 2012.

The principles, a joint initiative from UNICEF, Save the Children and the United Nations Global Compact, set the context for the Guardian's coverage over 2012.
Going beyond issues of child labour, interventions recommended by the business principles range from providing decent employment for young workers, parents and caregivers to reinforcing community and the thorny issue of marketing to children. Their breadth can be seen in the range of themes in the Guardian's top five articles on business and human rights for 2012.

The Guardian will continue to cover the relationship between business and children on into 2013. Look out for more content on the marketing, child safety online and child labour.