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The Australian Household Stimulus Package: Lessons from the recent economic crisis
As in other developed countries, the recent economic crisis affected the Australian economy. Nonetheless, while the OECD countries recorded a drop of ...

Child Participation and Independent Human Rights Institutions for Children in Europe
This paper focuses on the role played by independent human rights institutions for children in promoting children’s and adolescents’ participatory rights. ...

The Establishment Process for a Separate Child Ombudsman in Turkey: A case study
This paper provides an overview and analysis of the initial steps towards the establishment of a separate ombudsman for children in Turkey. Looking at ...

Governance and the Rights of Children: Policy, implementation and monitoring
This paper explores some of the factors which impede and promote public sector responsibilities towards children. The purpose of this analysis is to seek ...

The Impact of Social Protection on Children: A review of the literature
Based on an extensive analysis of the existing evidence on the impact of social protection programmes in the developing world, this paper aims to assess ...

Independent Human Rights Institutions for Children
This working paper addresses the role, contribution and impact of independent human rights institutions for children (IHRICs), also referred to as children’s ...

Independent Human Rights Institutions for Children and the Committee on the Rights of the Child Reporting Process
This paper presents an overview of the reporting process to the Committee on the Rights of the Child in relation to independent human rights institutions ...

La mise en place d'un mécanisme de recours et de suivi des droits de l'enfant au Maroc
La présente étude a pour objet de préparer une base de travail pour soutenir le processus de réflexion en vue de Maroc d’un mécanisme indépendant de recours ...

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A Brazil Fit for Children
UNICEF and Abrinq Foundation led a coalition of 27 organizations including national and international NGOs (such as Save the Children, Plan International ...

Bangladesh: Basic Education for Hard to Reach Urban Children
Launched in 1996, the Hard to Reach pilot project is specifically designed to provide 351,000 working children with two years of schooling by 2003. UNICEF ...

Becoming a child and family friendly city
This report presents the findings from the Child and Family Friendly Consultation Project. The Child and Family Friendly City consultation is a specific ...

Building a Child Friendly Community
The research is an overview of the results of Building a Child-Friendly Community children’s research workshops which was held in August 2006 in Bendigo. ...

Building better cities with children and youth
Half the world’s children now live in urban areas – and the most pervasive violations of their rights are related to their living conditions. But ...

Can you hear me?
This paper makes the case for children’s participation and discusses how it can be put into practice and measured. Participation enhances children’s ...

Charting the Mediterranean Child
This report was designed and edited by Lynkeus. An initial draft of data and analysis was produced by CENSIS on the basis of the original scheme developed ...

Child & Family Friendly Recommendations
The following 5 child-and-family-friendly-principles emerged from understanding how people in Ballarat define child and family friendliness and identification ...

Child and Youth Friendly Abbotsford Community Strategy
This report describes the Child and Youth Friendly Abbotsford Community Strategy, highlighting the context in which the project has emerged, the key elements ...

5th Child in the City Conference
The 5th edition of Child in City Conference will be held in Florence from 27 to 29 October 2010. It will be organized by Child in the City Foundation ...

Child Rights Situation Analysis
This toolkit by Save the Children Sweden provides an in-depth guide to the steps of a situation analysis, which is the base to establish a Child Rights ...

Child-Friendly Community Indicators
This report was commissioned by the NSW Commission for Children & Young People in 2007 from the Urban Research Program at Griffith University as part ...

Children in South Africa can make a difference
The article presents the evaluation of two Johannesburg sites of 'Growing Up in Cities', a ...

Children's participation in local urban planning networks. Exploring the literature on international experiences
About 10 in-depth case study descriptions of children's participation projects in the field of urban planning were analysed in this research paper. The ...

The Children’s Plan (Municipal Early Years Plan) 2009-2013
In Australia, the Hobsons Bay City Council has launched a four-year plan (2009-2013) to promote and guide initiatives addressed to children under 8 years ...

Children’s understanding of well-being
This report documents a study done by the Centre for Health Promotion Studies, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway ...

Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia
The Spanish Committee of UNICEF is made up of 18 Regional Committees, 38 Provincial Delegations and 32 Local Delegations, all of which are governed by ...

Como elaborar un plan de acción para la infancia
This guide was developed by the Child Friendly Cities Initiative in Spain (Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia). It is intended to offer a set of guidelines ...

Construyendo Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia. Un Marco para la Acción
The CFC Framework for Action has been prepared by UNICEF International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities in collaboration with Peter Newell, coordinator ...

Core indicators for monitoring childhood well-being (Monitoring Child Well-Being: A South African rights-based approach)
Abstract: This publication is a set of 14 Core Indicator Sets used to monitor children’s well-being in South Africa, researched by HSRC’s Child, Youth, ...

Ecosistema Bambino 2005
Ferrara, Pesaro, Florence, Ravenna and Caltanisetta are the most child friendly cities in Italy. This is what emerged from the eighth dossier “Ecosistema ...

Estonian Movement and Competition on Child Friendly Cities
The Estonian National Committee for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has joined the movement “Child Friendly Cities” and is organising an ...

Estrategia municipios y departamentos por la infancia, la adolescencia y la juventud. Estrategia Hechos y Derechos
Since the launching of the “Facts and Rights” strategy in 2005 (see Example of CFC initiative section on this website), the Colombian government has ...

European cities for children network Germany
The European Network Cities for Children is a network founded in 2007 by the City of Stuggart with the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung to promote ...

Evaluating children’s participation: seeking areas of consensus
This article is part of the special issue of PLA Notes n. 42. PLA Notes enable practitioners of participatory methodologies from around the world to share ...

Evaluating the Zimiseleni researcher’s project: participatory research as intervention with "hard-to-reach" boys
This article is part of the special issue of PLA Notes n. 42. PLA Notes enable practitioners of participatory methodologies from around the world to share ...

Extracts from "The Children’s Clubs of Nepal: a democratic experiment"
This article is part of the special issue of PLA Notes n. 42. PLA Notes enable practitioners of participatory methodologies from around the world to share ...

Fundamentos del Programa - Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia
To implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at municipal level, the programme Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia focuses on the following ...

Guía de Buenas Prácticas sobre Planes y Consejos de Infancia en el Ámbito Municipal Español
This document presents the research for the creation of a “Guía de Buenas práctica sobre Planes de Infancia y Consejos de Infancia en el ámbito municipal ...

Guía de buenas prácticas sobre planes y consejos de infancia en el ámbito municipal español
The Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia (Child Friendly Cities) program promotes the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ...

Healthy city projects in developing countries
The 'healthy city' initiative, which began in 1987 with World Health Organization (WHO) support, is a development activity that seeks to put health on ...

Healthy Urban Planning in Practice: Experience of European Cities
The WHO City Action Group on Healthy Urban Planning was established in 2001 to develop WHO's work in the area with a group of committed European cities. ...

How can organisations facilitate children’s participation
This article is part of the special issue of PLA Notes n. 42. PLA Notes enable practitioners of participatory methodologies from around the world to share ...

How Crazy Can it Be? An Assessment, Three Years Later, of Outcomes from a Participatory Project with Children in Johannesburg
This paper provides a follow-up, three years later, to a promising CFC initiative by the city of Johannesburg; this initiative aimed to incorporate child ...

I Certamen sobre Derechos de Infancia y Política Municipal
In 2002, FEMP (Federación Española de Municipios y Provincias) and the Spanish National Committee for UNICEF organised for the first time a competition ...

Indicadores municipales de aplicación de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño
This document contains a questionnaire with questions to make a local situation analysis on children and youth. This information feeds into the Child ...

Integration and participation of children and young people in urban planning - A network approach
After a decade of research on the involvement of children and young people in local and regional improvement initiatives a research problem is still the ...

Launch of the Initiative Platform for Urban Centres in Brazil
On July 7 and 8, UNICEF Brazil and local partners (the Governments of the States of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo; the provincial administrations of the ...

Mainstreaming Child Rights in Local Development Planning, a Guidebook
Planning tools for Local Development Plan for Children. The guidebook describes a set of planning tools that has been developed at national level to support ...

Making London better for all Children and Young People
More than a decade after the almost universal international ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, children are receiving a higher ...

Mapa da Criança e do Adolescente 2001
The Child-Friendly Mayors’ programme initiated by the Abrinq Foundation supports municipal administrations that plan and implement integrated public ...

MEDITERRANEAN: First MedChild Award for Best Practices [call for applications]
[Rome, October 2004 - Source: CRINMAIL 620 - MEDITERRANEAN: First MedChild Award for Best Practices [call for applications] The Fondazione Istituto Mediterraneo ...

Municipal Tool Kit for a Child and Youth Friendly Community
This toolkit was developed by the Society for Children and Youth of British Columbia to promote the concept of Child and Youth Friendly communities. The ...

Municipios y departamentos por la infancia y la adolescencia
This guidebook aims to support the efforts of municipal and departmental authorities involved in the “Facts and Rights” Strategy (see Example of CFC ...

New proposal of accreditation of Child Friendly Municipalities (MAN) in the Dominican Republic
The Inter-institutional Technical Committee for Decentralization, with the support of UNICEF, recently held a workshop to review the initiative Child-Friendly ...

Our voice, our future.
The Declaration of Commitment (DoC) on HIV/AIDS, adopted by the Member States at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS in June ...

Performance Assessment of Municipal Services for the Poor in Ahmebadab
This case demonstrates how the report card initiative, pioneered in Bangalore, was replicated successfully in Ahmedabad. It is an example of a participatory ...

Premio Città sostenibili delle bambine e dei bambini
The Project "Città sostenibili delle bambine e dei bambini" (Sustainable Cities for Boys and Girls) was started in 1996 by the Ministry of Environment ...

Programming in urban areas in Tanzania: A strategy to reach the unreached
The Government and UNICEF Tanzania entered into the Country Programme of Co-operation 2002-2006 in order to contribute to the fulfilment of the human ...

Project review: Basic Education for the Hard to Reach Urban Child, Bangladesh
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Child and Youth Friendly Communities Initiative, Canada
The UNICEF International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, ...

Project review: Child-Friendly Cities Initiative Project, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Child-Friendly Movement, Philippines
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Children and Young People’s Strategy, London, UK
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Christchurch City Council Initiatives, New Zealand
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Città sostenibili delle bambine e dei bambini (Sustainable cities for girls and boys), Italy
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia (Child Friendly Cities), Spain
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Defensoría de la Niñez y la Adolescencia (Local Ombudsperson for Children and Youth), Bolivia
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project Review: Essen - Großstadt für Kinder (Essen – City for Children), Germany
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Growing Up in Cities Programme
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Growing up in Tilburg, Netherlands
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: La città dei bambini (Children’s City), Italy
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Local Development Programme (LPD), Colombia
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project Review: München, Stadt für Kinder (Munich, City for Children), Germany
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: National Children’s Strategy, Ireland
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Programa Prefeito Amigo da Criança (Child Friendly Mayor Programme), Brazil
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Projeto Municipio Amigo da Criança, Brazil
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project Review: Sanitation and Child Rights in Hatcliffe Extension and Dzivarasekwa Extension, Harare, Zimbabwe
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Shikshalaya Prakalpa, Education for ALL Calcutta's Children, India
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Social Management with a Child Rights Perspective in Santander de Quilichao, Department of Cauca, Colombia
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: The UNICEF-Municipal Seal of Approval, Ceará, Brazil
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Project review: Water Supply in Poor Urban Townships in Nouakchott, Mauritania
The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities has been undertaking a review of Child Friendly City strategies from around the world, adopting ...

Projeto Municipio Amigo da Criança
The Conselho Nacional de Secretarios Municipais de Saude (CONASEMS) in partnership with UNICEF is working towards the implementation of the Iniciativa ...

Promoting child-centred community development through participatory evaluation
This article is part of the special issue of PLA Notes n. 42. PLA Notes enable practitioners of participatory methodologies from around the world to share ...

Putting child rights and participatory monitoring and evaluation with children into practice: some examples in Indonesia, Nepal, South Africa and the U.K.
This article is part of the special issue of PLA Notes n. 42. PLA Notes enable practitioners of participatory methodologies from around the world to share ...

Quality education and child-friendly schools
This guide offers a set of guidelines to develop and implement a child-friendly school system. It briefly describes the main elements which promote quality ...

Selo Prefeito Amigo da Criança
The Mayor for Children Seal (Selo Prefeito Amigo da Criança) serves as a monitoring and evaluation tool that allows the municipalities to evaluate their ...

Selo UNICEF: Municipio aprovado
The project Selo UNICEF: Municipio aprovado (UNICEF Certificate – Approved Municipality) was developed to be a strengthening agent of child and adolescent’s ...

Swiss National Committee for UNICEF - Schweizerisches Komitee für UNICEF
The Swiss Committee for UNICEF was founded in 1959 as an association with offices in Zurich. It supports projects in 18 countries (the current activities ...

The benefits of participatory evaluation for children and youth
This article is part of the special issue of PLA Notes n. 42. PLA Notes enable practitioners of participatory methodologies from around the world to share ...

The State of London's Children Report
The first State of London's Children report has been produced by the Office of the Children's Rights Commissioner for London, established in 2000 to promote ...

Tuguegarao City. Most Child-Fiendly Component City. Hall of Fame Award (2000, 2001 and 2002)
Tuguegarao City has metamorphosed from a sleepy, dusty town in Northeast Philippines into a bustling metropolis, serving not only the needs of the city, ...

UK Agenda for Children
The adoption by the United Nations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child represented a considerable leap forward in respect of children’s rights. ...

Understanding and Evaluating Children's Participation in Development
[London, June 2004 - Source: CRINMAIL 595] - PARTICIPATION: Understanding and Evaluating Children's Participation in Development. Plan UK recently launched ...

Ville Amie des Enfants
Launched by the French Mayors Association (Association des Maires de France - AMF) and by the French National Committee for UNICEF in 2002, the initiative ...

What Future for Urban Cooperation?
This study represents a "catalogue" of urban activities carried out by bilateral and multilateral development cooperation agencies, including UN agencies. ...

World Youth Report 2005
[New York, USA – 20 December 2004 - World Youth Report 2005 available. Source: UN Youth Flash ] - The advance ...

Your Voices Matters: Young People Speak out on Issues related to UN Special Session on Children
On 20 November 1989, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The Convention spells out the basic human rights to which ...

Youth and the Millenium Development Goals
The report consists of three parts. The first part outlines how youth are already involved in decision-making processes in government bodies and civil ...

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