Child Friendly Kazakhstan. National Child Friendly City Assessment and Recognition Model

Child Friendly Kazakhstan. National Child Friendly City Assessment and Recognition Model

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UNICEF Kazakhstan

Highlights

“A child-friendly city is a system of good local governance committed to the fullest implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child” (UNICEF 2004) The promotion and safeguarding of children’s rights are at the center of UNICEF’s mandate. The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) is a worldwide movement that aims at fulfilling children's rights at the community and local authority level.

A child friendly city is the embodiment of the Convention on the Rights of the Child at the local level: this means in practice that children’s rights are reflected in policies, laws, programs and budgets. In a child friendly city, children are active agents; their voices and opinions are taken into consideration and influence decision-making processes. Addressing the rights of children at sub-national levels, particularly in urban areas, is a means to improve their situation where they live and ensure that children have a say in all issues and decision-making processes affecting them. UNICEF’s Medium Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) envisions the strengthening of partnerships with local authorities and municipalities to ensure a systematic response to the needs of children in underserved urban areas.

Author

Professor Karen Malone, UNICEF international consultant

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Languages

Russian

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