The 10th Global Child Forum, on 11 April 2018 at the Stockholm Royal Palace, brings together thought leaders and prominent development and corporate practitioners from around the world to showcase best practice, highlight research and spur action at the highest level. The insights, analysis and initiatives presented at the Forum will provide a critical cornerstone for further progress on the children’s rights and business sustainability agenda.
Children and business interact daily. As family members of workers, young employees, consumers, and as members of the communities affected by supply chains.
Children are also future leaders, investors or employees.
The myriad of ways business impacts children’s lives provides ample opportunities to respect and support children’s rights, in collaboration with industry groups, civil society and governments.
The goal of the 10th Global Child Forum is to inspire business solutions and collaborations that empower children to thrive and reach their potential. And the good news? Business also wins.
The one-day Forum presents delegates with opportunities to:
Inspire Action: The latest research, thought-leadership and case studies will be presented on how businesses are impacting children’s rights in their operations and supply chains as well as through collaboration, innovation and investment
Build Partnerships: Network and build partnership around specific child rights issues and themes
Invest in Children: The Forum will showcase a range of innovative initiatives around business and children’s rights for businesses to learn from, or apply, join and amplify.
The Forum will explore the positive role that business can play to promote, accelerate and invest in every child, through three sub-themes:
The complexity of factors impacting children’s rights, including lack of decent work for parents, child labour, gender inequality, limited access to quality education and health require long-term investments in partnerships, across businesses, civil society and governments. We need to come up with innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions that respect universal human and children’s rights.