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Name of Resource

The Children’s Rights and Business Atlas

Type

Score / Measurement / Metric, Knowledge/information hub

Country / jurisdiction

Global

Organization

United Nation Children’s Fund

Initiative launch date

2009

Description

The Children’s Rights and Business Atlas helps businesses and industries assess potential and actual impacts on the lives of children and guides the integration of children’s rights into due diligence practices and procedures.

Using publicly available country data and industry analysis, and practical due diligence tools and guidance, the Children’s Rights and Business Atlas equips businesses with insights needed to assess and manage their impact on the rights of children in the workplace, marketplace and community and environment – and target due diligence approaches.

Availability

ENG: https://www.childrensrightsatlas.org/ 

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Name of Resource

UNICEF’s Child Rights and Mining Toolkit. Best practices for addressing children’s issues in large-scale mining

Type

Report / analysis

Country / jurisdiction

Global

Organization

United Nations Children's Fund

Initiative launch date

January 2017

Description

The Toolkit is designed to assist any of those in the mining sector who are responsible for designing and implementing strategies related to social and environmental performance at the project level. It provides 10 concise tools for improving social and environmental performance towards respecting and advancing children’s rights. Tool 1 Impact Assessment and Tool 2 Stakeholder Engagement provide cross-cutting guidance that can be applied to any of the other areas. Each tool can be used independently for specific purposes, according to the company’s needs and circumstances. Toolkit supplements existing guidance, handbooks and standards. It provides additional information tailored to mining companies, in reference to the resources that are highlighted in each tool. The issues related to supply chains are being discussed in the chapter on working conditions in the supply chain and management of on-site contractors and chapter on protecting children from sexual violence.

Availability

ENG: https://www.unicef.org/csr/files/FINAL_Child_Rights_and_Mining_Toolkit_060217.pdf

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Name of Resource

Child Rights and Security Checklist

Type

Analysis tool

Country / jurisdiction

Global

Organization

United Nations Children’s Fund, Government of Canada, Barrick Gold

Initiative launch date

19 April 2017

Description

The checklist identifies 14 criteria for companies and governments to assess the extent to which their security frameworks are attentive to and protective of children’s rights. The checklist indicates whether each criterion is applicable to companies, governments, or both, and includes references to resources that assist users in gaining a fuller understanding of the relevant issues and norms. The checklist can be used in a variety of situations. It may be completed on a standalone basis, or the content may be incorporated into other Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights-related risk assessments or security and human rights audits. It also may be used in conjunction with other tools to assess children’s rights and VPs implementation, such as the UNICEF publication “Child Rights and Mining Toolkit. Best practices for addressing children’s issues in large-scale mining”.

Availability

ENG, FRA, SPA: https://www.unicef.org/csr/extractives_resources.html