Mozambique

The Sustainable Child Friendly Cities Initiative (Cidades Sustentáveis Amigas das Crianças) in Mozambique was launched in June 2017 in seven municipalities: Maputo (capital city), Manjacaze, Quelimane, Maganja da Costa, Ribaué, Pemba and Montepuez.

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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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Portugal

The Child Friendly Cities Programme in Portugal (Programa Cidades Amigas das Crianças) was launched in 2015 by the Portuguese Committee for UNICEF. The programme aims to contribute to the realization of children’s rights in the country and is designed to encourage adoption of public policies that promote the well-being of all citizens…

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