"Child Friendly Cities" Initiative


From the Geneva HQs, support has been provided to the Education for Development (E4D) Network in National Committees to promote commitment to global solidarity education, by increasing children's and young people's awareness about global development and UNICEF's work. E4D provides children with opportunities to exercise solidarity and contribute to the realization of child rights globally and promote understanding between cultures.
The Child-Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI), launched in 1996, is increasingly touching more municipalities
globally. The CFCI aims to develop cities, local systems of governance, which are committed to fulfilling children's rights. It is a worldwide partnership of stakeholders at international, national and local levels engaged in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child at sub-national levels - in urban areas and in other decentralized contexts.
The CFCI promotes awareness of children's rights and an increased commitment to their safeguard at local level. It promotes systems of governance where children and young
people have a direct voice in the development of policies that affect them.
The CFCI represents a great opportunity for better implementation of the CRC, for child well-being and child participation, as well as for a broad vision on what international solidarity could be. The CFCI not only strengthens capacity building through its network(s) at national level(s), it also fosters capacity building and exchanges between developing and industrialized countries.
In this regard, CFCI helps promote, over the long term, a culture ofsustainable and fair international solidarity. This is a UNICEF global initiative, promoted through E4D.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • International


  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse
  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Renforcer l'éducation de qualité et le développement de compétences interculturelles
  • Favoriser le dialogue au service du développement durable

Pays bénéficiaire (s) / Groupes cibles

  • Children and Youth

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale


08/01/2010 - 31/12/2010