ECPAT-USA provides input to the White House National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

ECPAT-USA provides input to the White House National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

By: Camelia Tepelus and Michelle Guelbart

In September 2014, President Obama announced that the US Government would develop a National Action Plan (NAP) consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, in order to promote responsible business conduct abroad and to demonstrate that US businesses are reliable and accountable international partners.

ECPAT-USA Director of Private Sector Engagement, Michelle Guelbart, MSW and ECPAT-USA Advisor, Camelia Tepelus, PhD provided extensive input at the first open dialogue on the US Government NAP, held on December 15, 2014 at the NYU Stern School of Business. ECPAT-USA further submitted written input to the government, sharing ECPAT’s experience on collaborating with US businesses and providing recommendations on the need to prioritize protection of children’s rights and prevention of sexual exploitation and trafficking in business supply chains controlled by US businesses.

The ECPAT-USA input is available for consult here.

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