The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a bold international commitment that ensures every child has the right to a happy, just and prosperous future – and to have a say in the decisions that impact their lives. What is the role of business in Southeast Asia in realising this commitment to children’s rights, and how have efforts and performance in doing so changed over time? Global Child Forum’s 2020 Southeast Asia Benchmark Report presents research conducted through 2020 that tracked approximately 250 of the region’s largest companies against 27 indicators, systematically assessing corporate organisational responses that impact children’s rights. The report shows positive progress since the last Southeast Asian benchmark (2016), yet still lower than the global average. While Southeast Asia companies are more likely to engage in programmes and collaborations focusing on children than their global peers, their overall lack of deeper understanding of children in relation to their core business keeps them from scoring above their peers globally. This event offered the benchmarked companies the opportunity to learn what their peers are doing, how they compare globally and how to start thinking of these issues in order to become a leader in children’s rights issues.
Knowledge ignites action. That’s why we base our work in research. We conduct studies, develop tools and write and present best practices that illustrates what business can do when challenged with safeguarding children’s rights.
No. 4 in a series of company reflections for the Global Child Forum on the ways in which companies address children’s rights and child-related issues. The study showcases Wilmar’s path towards establishing more sustainable business practices and developing a better understanding of the need to integrate a children’s rights perspective across its operations and suppliers. Click here to read the State of Children’s Rights in Southeast Asia Benchmark 2020.
This data-driven research brief explores three research questions. 1) How much do we know about children’s basic access to the internet across the globe? 2) Do children regularly use the internet to access health information? 3) Are children able to verify the truth of online information?
This report details progress on our four key pillars of the global COVID-19 response from Q2 to Q4 2020. It uses data collected from countries against each of the indicators set out in the COVID-19 response plan and uses children’s stories to highlight our work.
Save the Children International
The global study by Save the Children reveals the hidden impacts of pandemic response measures which are impacting children’s health, nutrition, education, learning, protection, wellbeing, family finances and poverty. For the most marginalised and deprived children, those impacts have the potential to be life-altering and potentially devastating.
Save the Children International
What needs to be done to advance children’s rights? Listen to some of the voices from Global Child Forums. Scroll right for more videos.
Global Child Forum at the Swedish Royal Palace, 2018
Lise Kingo at Global Child Forum, the Swedish Royal Palace 2018 #1
Fauza and Kesia, Indonesian Children’s Advisory Committee, Time to Talk! at Global Child Forum 2018
Natalie Au at Global Child Forum, the Swedish Royal Palace 2018
Side by Side, Global Child Forum 2018
Fiona Smith at Global Child Forum, the Swedish Royal Palace 2018
Lise Kingo at Global Child Forum, the Swedish Royal Palace 2018 #2
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Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, UN Global Compact at Global Child Forum 2018
Global Child Forum on Southeast Asia
H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden - Global Child Forum Partner Advisory Board Meeting 2016
Mike A. Parra, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express Americas
Georg Kell, Vice Chairman, Arabesque Partners, Founder and former Director of the UN Global Compact at the Global Child Forum Partner Advisory Board Meeting 2016
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Albern Murty, Chief Executive Officer, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd
Pedro Lopez Matheu, Director of Government Relations, Communication and Media, Grupo Telecom
H.M. Queen Silvia - Global Child Forum 2015
Per Heggenes, CEO, IKEA Foundation - Interview at the Child Forum SEA 2016
Michael Meehan, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initative (GRI) - Global Child Forum 2015
Rick Ramli, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group - Global Child Forum SEA 2016
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