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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Belize

The Sustainable and Child Friendly Municipalities Initiative (SCFM) is a collaboration between the Belize Mayors Association, the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development, UNICEF and UNDP. The concept behind this initiative is to create awareness and promote activities at the subnational level aimed at…

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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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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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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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Spain

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia) in Spain was launched in 2002 and has the support of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) and the University Institute of Needs and Rights of Children and Adolescents (IUNDIA)…

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