Terre des Hommes wins pitch UN Forum on Business and Human rights

With our approach on ‘Multi stakeholder partnerships to end child labour’ in India, Terre des Hommes has won the pitch for best case example at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, held this week in Geneva.

Terre des Hommes' approach to eliminating child labour in Indian mica mining encompasses a comprehensive program that involves government, civil society, local community as well as business actors. The program recognizes that the children rights violations in supply chains can only be resolved by  addressing all factors that play into the emergence of child labour and ensuring the commitment of all actors to the chosen solution.

Terre des Hommes approach

The Terre des Hommes approach, which is jointly implemented with the Responsible Mica Initiative, a multi-stakeholder organization in its own right that was co-founded by Terre des Hommes,  was judged to be one of the most innovative and inspiring solutions to take the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) from paper to practice. As winner, Terre des Hommes has now been invited to present its approach to eliminate child labour in Mica mining in India, at the UN Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in 2019 in Bangkok.

Largest annual gathering

The UN Forum in Geneva is the world's largest annual gathering on business and human rights, with more than 2,000 participants from government, business, community groups and civil society, UN bodies, national human rights institutions, trade unions, academia and the media.

 

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