January 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PST
Join us at cross-campus seminar series, Mining and Minerals Extraction in a New Global Landscape, for the second seminar in the series, Children’s Rights and the Mining Sector, featuring Simon Chorley, International Programs Manager at UNICEF Canada, and Dr. Priya Bala-Miller, Director of Partnerships and Program Development at the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute.
The last few decades have seen a shift in society’s understanding and awareness of the impact and role of business in society. However, viewing children as stakeholders with legitimate rights claims in the context of responsible business conduct is a relatively recent development. This development is both timely and necessary in light of global commitments to children’s rights, as part of the global UN Sustainable Development Goals. Nonetheless, as UNICEF observes, children have not been adequately considered by the business sector, and governments across many countries have not adequately taken the steps that are necessary to prevent and address abuses of children’s rights that may have resulted from business activities.
Following the release of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (the Principles) in 2012, UNICEF has worked to raise awareness of children and youth as key stakeholders of business and has engaged in activities to better understand how the Principles should be applied in different sectors.
To learn more about this important aspect of the global Business and Human Rights agenda, join Simon Chorley, International Programs Manager at UNICEF Canada, in conversation with Dr. Priya Bala-Miller, Director of Partnerships and Program Development at CIRDI, on how these principles have been applied in the Mining Sector, and with what results.
Audience participation welcome, Q & A to follow.
Light refreshments will be served.
The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) is a centre of expertise on natural resource governance, housed at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA). This seminar, as part of a cross-campus seminar series on Mining and Minerals Extraction in a New Global Landscape. It is hosted by CIRDI with financial support from the SPPGA, and promotional support from the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, within the Sauder School of Business, the Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, and the Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining.