It is the primary obligation of government at various levels to ensure the safety and welfare of all the people who reside within its jurisdictions. With the move towards decentralization, local governments are taking a greater responsibility for this safety and welfare.

Even though treaties such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are ratified by national governments, subnational and local governments equally have a duty to implement child rights at their level of jurisdiction.

See some strategies local governments can use to build a child-friendly city and practice examples.

Learn more about the steps of establishing a Child Friendly Cities Initiative.