Brazil

The Platform for Urban Centres (Plataforma dos Centros Urbanos – PCU) is a UNICEF initiative dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of children most affected by intra-urban inequalities in major cities in Brazil. The initiative was first launched in 2008 in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

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Canada

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (Municipalité Amie des Enfants, MAE) in Canada is active in the French-speaking province of Québec since 2009 and is led by the NGO Carrefour Action Municipale et Famille (CAMF). The aim of the initiative is to assess and recognize the work and achievements of municipalities…

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Viet Nam

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is Viet Nam’s largest city and the commercial, political, cultural and technological centre of the country. The city is inhabited by 13 million people, and close to 45% are under 25 years of age. Together with neighboring provinces in the Southern Economic Region, the city currently accounts for nearly…

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Jordan

The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) Child Friendly Cities initiative began in 2005 when, on the recommendation of the Mayor of Amman, the Executive Agency for a Child Friendly City (EACFC) was created to improve the quality of programs offered to children in greater Amman. That same year, a policy document…

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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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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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