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Global Compact – Principle Five

“Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.” What is Child Labour? The term “child labour” should not be confused with “youth employment” or “student work”. Child labour is a form of exploitation that is a violation of a … Continue reading

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Global Compact – Principle Four

“Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.” What does Forced and Compulsory Labour mean? Forced or compulsory labour is any work or service that is exacted from any person under the menace of any … Continue reading

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Global Compact – Principle Three

“Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.” What does Freedom of Association mean? Freedom of association implies a respect for the right of all employers and all workers to freely … Continue reading

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Global Compact – Principle Two

“Businesses should make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses.” Complicity Complicity basically means being implicated in human rights abuse that another company, government, individual, group etc is causing. Respecting human rights includes avoiding complicity, which is another … Continue reading

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Global Compact – Principle One

“Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.” Why Human Rights Are Important for Business Governments have the primary responsibility for human rights. However, individuals and organizations also have important roles to play in supporting and … Continue reading

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