Child and Youth Manifesto

What would child-friendly cities look like, if children were mayors? Over the course of the nine months leading up to the Child Friendly Cities Summit in Cologne in October 2019, more than 120,000 children and young people from 167 countries shared their perspective on this question. The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) Child and Youth Advisory Board, consisting of almost 70 children and young people from around the world, shared this Manifesto and their recommendations with mayors and local leaders at the Summit on 18 October 2019.

The Child Friendly Cities Manifesto reflects the words and expressions of the children and young people. The children also guided the design of the Manifesto. Check out what they have to say to mayors and local leaders.

The Child and Youth Manifesto is also available in Spanish.