Professor Jean Grugel (SIID), Dr Jojo Nem Singh (SIID) and Dr Pascale Hatcher (Ritsumeikan University/Université du Québec à Montréal) have been invited to work with UNRISD to develop a research paper concerning the relationship between natural resource exploitation and childrens rights in the global south. SIID has an established reputation working in the areas of childrens rights and resource extraction and we look forward to the outcomes of this exciting collaboration.