Children and emergency situations

The IBCR endeavours to protect and promote children’s rights during emergency situations caused by crises, armed conflict or natural disasters, particularly those related to climate change. By strengthening the capacities of all humanitarian workers, the Bureau aims to effectively apply national, regional and international laws and standards related to sustainable knowledge and know-how.

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Exploitation and violence against children

Along with our partners, the Bureau aims to prevent all forms of child exploitation, violence, abuse and neglect. This includes sexual exploitation (particularly in the travel and tourism industry), child pornography, urban or armed conflict, child trafficking, early or forced marriage, and all other practices that threaten child survival or development.

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Empowering girls

Issues related to equality between boys and girls often remain confined to specific sectors, such as access to education or prevention of sexual violence. The IBCR’s efforts aim to broaden the discussion to promote the importance of personal development among girls and their contribution to social progress.

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Children and the economy

The Bureau plays a constructive role by encouraging the private sector to be attentive to the rights of children when developing corporate social responsibility strategies and by helping governments take their commitments to children’s rights into account when planning budgets.

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Children and the justice system

Through its programme, the IBCR strives to protect child victims and witnesses of crime, as well as children who are in conflict with the law, by responding to requests for support expressed by governments, professionals, and the girls and boys who are directly in contact with the system. 

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