Colombia

The Child Friendly Communities (Territorios Amigos de la Niñez -TAN) initiative in Colombia is being established in the municipalities of Quibdó and Cartagena through a partnership between UNICEF and various national Colombian agencies. These include: The National System for Family Well-being (Sistema Nacional de…

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Mongolia

The Child Friendly Community model was piloted in Khuvsgul province and the Nalaikh district of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar as part of UNICEF’s country programme 2012-2016. The CFC programme cycle consisted of a situation analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation. The Initial Assessment of children’s…

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China

In 2016, the city of Shenzhen – with 10 million residents – expressed an interest in joining the Child Friendly Cities Initiative. Shenzhen has included making the city child-friendly in its Five Year Plan, running from 2016-2020…

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Turkey

Industrialization, a growing economy and search for better jobs and services have driven the Turkish population to migrate to urban areas. The number of people living in urban areas in Turkey today stands at 90 per cent – this translates to more than 60 million people, approximately 30 per cent of which are children…

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Costa Rica

The Cantones Amigos de la Niñez – CAI (Child Friendly Cantons initiative) in Costa Rica promotes the protection of children’s rights by recognizing local governments that take specific action to improve the welfare of children in their jurisdictions…

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Austria

The Child Friendly Communities Initiative (Kinderfreundliche Gemeinden) has been active in Austria since 2013. The objective of the initiative and the Child Friendly Community recognition is to underline the importance of making child friendly decisions in children’s everyday surroundings, where the realization of…

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Finland

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (Lapsiystävällinen kunta, Child Friendly Municipality) in Finland has been active since 2012, led by the Finnish National Committee. Currently 16 Finnish municipalities are participating in the initiative, with 5 of them recognized as child friendly…

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New Zealand

CFCI in New Zealand The Child Friendly Cities Initiative has been active rallying registered interest in New Zealand since 2006, and the National Committee has been successful in registering interest from a variety of municipalities, including New Zealand’s capital city, New Zealand’s largest city, and two district council…

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Japan

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative in Japan has this far developed rather independently without National Committee involvement, as an independent effort at the municipal level to implement child rights ordinances. Therefore the initiative has this far taken very bottom-up approach, with municipalities requiring increased…

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Republic of Korea

The first Child Friendly City in the Republic of Korea, Seongbuk, was officially recognized in 2013 by the Korean Committee for UNICEF (KCU) as a pilot project to launch the Child-Friendly Cities Initiative in the country. As more municipalities expressed interest, KCU officially rolled out the initiative in 2015…

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