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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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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Belarus

UNICEF first launched the Child Friendly Cities initiative in Belarus in 2007. Since then, it has expanded widely around the country to bring an explicit children’s focus to the traditional, adult-oriented local governance system…

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Slovenia

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (Otrokom prijazno UNICEF-ovo mesto) in Slovenia was launched in 2002. The initiative was originally exported from neighboring Italy and is led by the National Committee. Currently, 15 municipalities are participating in the initiative, including the capital city Ljubljana…

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Germany

The Child Friendly City Initiative (CFCI) in Germany was created in spring 2012 and is run by the “Kinderfreundliche Kommunen e.V.” association, a coordinating body set up by the German National Committee for UNICEF in partnership with the non-governmental organization Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V.

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Poland

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative in Poland started with a pilot in 2017 in the Gdynia, a city with a population of 245,000 located on the Baltic coast. The nine original building blocks of the global CFCI model have been taken into account when planning the initiative, but not all of them have been used…

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Switzerland

In Switzerland, the UNICEF Child Friendly Community Initiative (Kinderfreundliche Gemeinde, Commune Amie des Enfants) aims to increase child-friendliness in children’s everyday lives. This is reflected in how children’s rights to participate and to be protected are implemented in the following areas: administration and politics…

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