France

The French CFCI, Ville Amie des Enfants (VAE), was launched in 2002 in partnership with the French Mayors’ Association. The aim was to raise local leaders’ awareness on the Convention of the Rights of the Child and how it could be used to improve the lives of children at the local level.

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Sweden

UNICEF Sweden is starting up a pilot in five municipalities from August 2017 to May 2019. The project aims at integrating and mainstreaming the child rights perspective in all parts on all levels of each municipality’s work. Another aim is to help creating synergies between the work of the municipality, civil society and the private sector…

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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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