UNYA Switzerland – Investigating Corporate Social Responsibility

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Global Compact Summit at the UN headquarters. UN Photo/Mark Garten

This summer an innovative intercultural study project between UNYA Switzerland and UNYA Ghana sets new standards for global collaboration between UN Youth associations.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has gained increased global attention in the recent years for its potential to tackle future global challenges of conflicting demands. Situated in between major global actors, CSR is a tool targeting companies and businesses to uphold certain ethical standards in their practices. It is an attempt to balance the global economy and build a stronger global social and environmental equilibrium.

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World Day Against Child Labour

Today is the World Day Against Child Labour! Hundreds of millions of children have to work in hazardous environments, slavery, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution, or are exposed to armed conflicts. The day was launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2002 and it is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour, reflected in the huge number of ratifications of ILO Convention No. 182 on the worst forms of child labour.