CFCI Inspire Awards Booklet: Child-friendly Cities Practices from Iran

14 practices from 9 Iranian cities have been featured in the CFCI Inspire Awards Booklet.

02 July 2020

Cities and communities around the world are taking steps, both big and small, towards becoming more child friendly. Organized to mark the Child Friendly Cities Summit in 2019, the 2019 Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) Inspire Awards celebrated innovative and inspiring solutions or projects that foster the welfare of children and adolescents at the local level and improve their daily lives in the cities and communities where they live.

More than 200 projects were submitted to the six Awards categories, namely nondiscrimination and equity; meaningful child participation; child-friendly social services; safe, secure and clean environments; family life, play and leisure; and child-friendly governance.

14 practices from 9 Iranian cities have been featured in the CFCI Inspire Awards Booklet. Six Child-friendly Cities Practices from Iran successfully passed the initial review by UNICEF experts which includes the Dakh Ban project (a social inclusion and integration programme for migrant children in Yazd), the Citizenship training campaign for waste management of Yazd shopkeepers (in collaboration with a nature school) from Yazd, the School Mayor Initiative from Tehran, Mother and Child Section of Andisheh City Library from Evaz, meaningful child participation programme from Mashhad, and More and More Friends with Nature from Shiraz.

UNICEF Iran and Ministry of Interior recently announced the piloting of 12 Iranian cities for the CFCI.

You can learn more about the CFCI in Iran on the CFCI Iran Global Webpage.

CFCI Inspire Awards Booklet

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