Business and Children’s Rights: Beyond Charity and Child Labour

With nearly a half of the ASEAN population under 30 years of age, companies operating in Asia need to create a nurturing and empowering environment for a new generation while also driving the next phase of economic growth. This session will showcase the benefits of an extensive children’s rights program, going beyond just doing good for children and addressing child labour issues. Through high-level corporate panelists, presentation of best practices and the launch of new regional benchmarking research, this session will highlight how businesses can better understand their impact on children’s rights, mitigate their risk and unlock new opportunities by promoting children’s rights as an integrated part of their operations. The session will also premier the short film, “Children’s Voices”, about how business’ actions have impacted the lives of children and young workers in four countries in Asia.