With the global upheaval of new forms of work in a highly technologized and agile economy that leads to the disappearance of traditional workplaces through processes of rationalization, automation and digitalization the number of children involved in the worst forms of child labour may increase.
Terre des Hommes aims to contribute to the abolition of the worst forms of child labour and to the creation of fruitful life perspectives for these children across the world in all stages of their life pursuant to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Terre des Hommes is calling for the United Nations to add the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen to the list of actors who have failed to take measures to protect children and continue to violate children’s rights in armed conflicts.
Terre des Hommes is deeply concerned over anti-NGO laws spreading across Central and Eastern Europe. Legitimate civil society organisations are hindered in their work, deprived of funding and at risk of being dissolved. Read our position here.
Terre des Hommes has endorsed a joint statement on ICSO’s responsibilities concerning staff behaviour, committing to further developing and enforcing their ethical standards.
Terre des Hommes, together with Child Fund Alliance, Plan International, Save the Children, Sos Children’s Villages, World Vision and UNICEF, have produced a position paper calling on the EU to invest efficiently and adequately in children in its next budget cycle.
Ahead of the 2017 European Forum on the Rights of the Child, which is focusing on children deprived of liberty and alternatives to detention, Terre des Hommes has coordinated a position on paper detailing why European Union member states must end child immigration detention for good. The paper also details alternatives to detention which help both child refugees and migrants and host countries alike, and is signed by 49 influential civil society organisations and UN agencies.
Click here to read the policy paper in it’s entirety
Read the recommendations by the Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts for protecting, promoting and implementing the human rights of children on the move in the Global Compacts. The working document analyses how key commitments to child rights outlined in the New York Declaration can be transformed in actions. Read the syntheses of the recommendations here.
The second edition of the Child Rights Bridging Papers comprises a series of 6 papers which analyse specificities affecting children on the move. The papers were commented at the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development that took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in December 2016, check them out:
All documents are available in English, Spanish and French here
The 9 Recommended Principles guide actions concerning children on the move, aiming to influence policy makers and other stakeholders responsible for implementing measures that affect the rights and needs of these children.
Also available in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Bangla and Bahasa here.
Terre des Hommes’ Child Safeguarding Policy reaffirms and strengthens our commitment as an organisation towards keeping children safe and protecting them from all forms of harm and abuse. The protection of children, the promotion of their well-being and upholding children’s rights are the foundation of our work.