While urban areas are often centrally administered through a mayor’s office, city council and other local government departments, they are also fluid entities, characterized by intersections of governmental, private and civil society networks, and communities. Influencing these networks is vital for building child-friendly cities.

Being part of the Child Friendly Cities Initiative network or joining other child-friendly city networks allows cities and communities to connect and learn from one another.

Child-friendly city networks can also help increase visibility of the initiative at the national and international level and provide a forum for learning and discussion as well as facilitate learning opportunities through study tours, twinning and other cooperation projects.

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative network provides a forum for members to unify under the UNICEF banner. Contact us to learn more.