Tackling child labor: A podcast hosted by WBCSD and UNICEF

Type: Podcast

In this podcast we are discussing the critical role of responsible business conduct in the fight against child labor. Moderated by James Gomme, Director, Equity Action from WBCSD, with guests Alinde Melin, Global Human Rights and Child Rights Lead from IKEA, Fanny Freemont, Executive Director from Responsible Mica Initiative and Chris Kip, Child Rights & Business Specialist from UNICEF.

Highlighting the socioeconomic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on child labor, discussions centered around commitments that companies have made throughout the past year to tackle the issue as well as the various barriers to progress. The podcast also underlines the importance for businesses to focus on prevention as part of meaningful and collaborative approaches that tackle root causes. Other topics covered include the need for business efforts to align with local and national government efforts, and how mandatory human rights due diligence developments can support this.

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