Questions posed by youth representatives to businesses attending the Global Child Forum
Within the participation of the “It’s Time to Talk! – Children’s Views on Children’s Work”- campaign at the Global Child Forum in Stockholm on the 11th of April 2018, the Children’s Advisory Comittees had the chance to ask questions directed at the international businesses attending and speaking during the Forum.They could pose different questions to each panel. The first panel dealt with ways how businesses, governments and NGOs can incorporate children’s voices into decisions that affect them. The second one focused on the causes and background of child labour, while the third panel was about education and how to ensure access to quality education for all children. The fourth panel investigated the possibilities for gorvernment, law and finance to only support projects and companies that children benefit from and the fífth and last panel was concerned with questions regarding pollution and how to protect the air, land and water children and their communities depend on.
The two youth representatives from Indonesia, who were attending the Forum themselves, as well as the Children’s Advisory Committee from Nepal took this opportunity and wanted to know the following:
(French and Spanish versions below)
Question to all panels:
How can businesses make safe opportunities for children from poor families to share their views and concerns?
Question to panel 2:
Can you provide free education to all?
Question to panel 3:
How and what sort of skills and training can you provide to those not attending formal education?
Side information: Case study about the Goal Program
Speaker: Natalie Au, Girl Effect
Questions to panel 4:
Can you guarantee that the investment made can improve the situation of children?
How can you ensure that child rights are respected by companies and industries?
Are there any provisions not to provide bank loans to those industries which exploit child labor in their sector?
Questions to panel 5:
Due to industrial activity, the environment is being polluted. How can you minimize it?
How are you managing waste materials which come out from the industries?
How can you ensure that the environment, in which industries are operating, are safe for us children?
Translatations: French Version and Spanisch Version
Global Child Forum: Time to listen: Incorporating their voices in business decisions