CEA -Global compact Croatia and UNICEF initiative: Children are everyone's business


The Croatian Employers' Association - Global Compact Croatia and UNICEF Croatia presented an initiative for corporate social responsibility directed towards respecting children's rights under the title „Children are everyone's business“. The initiative was created after numerous consultations with companies worldwide, and the aim is to support companies of all sizes in integration of children's rights in every day’s business and management.

An Agreement was signed establishing collaboration between the CEA and the UNICEF, regulating areas of common activities for benefit of children in the business sector. Speeches were given by the CEA president Ivica Mudrinić, vice-president of the Government Milanka Opačić, the Ombudsman for children Mila Jelavić and Head of UNICEF Office for Croatia Đurđica Ivković. Đurđica Ivković has invited all the companies and business leaders to invest in early development of children, which is also good for competitiveness in the long-run. She also reminded that respecting children’s rights is essential in building inclusive society of healthy, well-educated citizens, which is a condition of stable and prosperous business environment.
Ivica Mudrinić, president of the Croatian Employers' Association stated:” We should work together with the Government and non-governmental sector to provide children with a safe and happy childhood. Our role is important, and our duty is to create a safe and inspiring place where they can grow and build, reveal and discover places and continue where we stopped."
Principles of human rights and business activities, as guides for their implementation are presented in more than 25 countries in the world. After presentation of the manual, representatives of the business sector participated in a workshop whose aim is gathering local experiences, and the needs of CSR regarding children and their rights.
More info can be found: “Children are everyone’s business”.
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