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Child Friendly Cities Initiative. 2 What is it? An approach to local development that promotes awareness of childrens rights and increased commitment.

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1 Child Friendly Cities Initiative

2 2 What is it? An approach to local development that promotes awareness of childrens rights and increased commitment to their safeguard at local level

3 3 The Millennium Development Goals for children 1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger 2. Achieve universal primary education 3. Promote gender equality and empower women 4. Reduce child mortality 5. Improve maternal health 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases 7. Ensure environmental sustainability 8. Develop a global partnership for development

4 4 Action required at local level strategies include supporting government efforts to strengthen local governance in urban and rural areas and strengthen local government the Goals should be localized that is, translated into operational objectives for the level of government that will bear primary responsibility for their achievement.

5 5 UN Special Session on Children (2002) Local governments and authorities can ensure that children are at the centre of agendas for development. By building on ongoing initiatives, such as child-friendly communities and cities without slums, mayors and local leaders can significantly improve the lives of children.

6 6 A Framework for Action reflection of international consensus

7 7 Nine building blocks 1. Participation by children and youth 2. A child friendly legal framework

8 8 3. A city-wide childrens rights strategy

9 9 4. A child friendly institutional framework 5. City policy impact assessment

10 10 6. A childrens budget 7. A regular State of the Citys Children Report

11 11 8. Making childrens rights known 9. Independent advocacy for children

12 12 In-depth studies

13 13

14 14 In-depth studies of country experiences

15 15 http//www.childfriendlycities.org WELCOME! The CFC website provides a powerful tool for exchanging information, sharing data and networking among partners globally. Website users can access information about the activities, objectives and methodologies of CFC projects examples from Child Friendly Cities world-wide and CFC partners.

16 16 1. Unavailability of city based disaggregated data through national survey/surveillance systems. 2. It is challenging for the municipality to influence the services under the education or health due to centralized functioning system of the ministries. Challenges

17 17 Challenges (continued) 3. Changing the perceptions and attitudes of staff at the municipality towards childrens participation and mainstreaming childrens rights in their approach and workplans. 4. Local technical capacities (organizations and experts) in the area of CFCI are limited.

18 18 CFCI relevant to all types of communities


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