Children are Everyone’s Business Workbook 2.0

Date: 23rd January 2014
Category: General measures of implementation
Author: UNICEF

UNICEF has published a guide for integrating children's rights into business policies, impact assessments and sustainability reporting.

'Children Are Everyone's Business: Workbook 2.0' is a comprehensive tool designed to guide companies through the ongoing process of learning about and integrating children's rights into business policies and management processes.

It follows and builds on the Children's Rights and Business Principles, which were developed through consultations led by UNICEF, Save the Children and the United Nations Global Compact, and provides practical guidance for implementing the Principles.

The workbook outlines a framework for companies to better operationalise their respect and support for children's rights in the workplace, marketplace and community, and can be integrated into companies' current efforts to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

It summarises the guidance provided in UNICEF's child rights implementation tools - including 'Children's Rights in Policies and Codes of Conduct', 'Children's Rights in Impact Assessments' and 'Children's Rights in Sustainability Reporting' - and contains broad recommendations on how companies can integrate children's rights into company policies and processes.