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The Best Interests of the Child: Towards a synthesis of children's rights and cultural values
This paper investigates the dilemmas that arise in applying the ‘best interests’ principle - particularly as the term is used in Article 3(1) of the UN ...

Birth Registration: Right from the Start
This Digest looks at birth registration, a fundamental human right that opens the door to other rights, including education and health care, participation ...

Child Rights in Latin America: From irregular situation to full protection
The Convention on the Rights of the Child has now been ratified by 191 nations. Notwithstanding, securing the principles and necessary legal safeguards ...

Children, Law and Justice: A South Asian Perspective
Even though all South Asian countries have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, there is as yet little awareness in the region of the ...

The Convention: Child rights and UNICEF experience at the country level

Council of Europe Actions to promote children's rights to protection from all forms of violence
The Council of Europe was established to defend parliamentary democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Pursuing the fundamental rights of everyone ...

Un decennio straordinario per i diritti dei bambini 1989-1999
In occasione del decennale della Convenzione delle Nazioni Uniti sui Diritti dell’Infanzia, la Regione Toscana, il Comitato Nazionale per l’UNICEF e il ...

Decentralization and Policies for the Protection of Children and Adolescents in Brazil
Brazil has made concrete its commitment to the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the creation of a number of State Programmes ...

Il difensore civico per l'infanzia
L'istituzione dei commissari/difensori civici per l'infanzia è un fenomeno recente e ancora in espansione. La consapevolezza della necessità di istituire ...

Domestic Violence against Women and Girls
This Digest focuses on domestic violence as one of the most prevalent yet relatively hidden and ignored forms of violence against women and girls globally. ...

Une école pour des enfants qui ont des droits
Tout enfant a droit à l'éducation. Cela est affirmé dans la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant proclamée par les Nations Unies. Le but de l'éducation ...

Education and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: The challenge of implementation

En favor de los derechos del niño

L'enregistrement à la naissance : un droit pour commencer
Le présent Digest étudie l’enregistrement de la naissance, un droit humain fondamental, qui est aussi la clé d’autres droits à l’éducation, aux soins ...

La escuela y los derechos del niño
Todo niño tiene derecho a la educación. Esto es lo que establece la Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos del Niño. El objetivo de la educación ...

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 ...

La evolución de las facultades des niño
La Convención de los Derechos del Niño introduce por primera vez en un tratado de derecho internacional, el concepto de ‘capacidades evolutivas’ del niño(a). ...

The Evolving Capacities of the Child
The Convention on the Rights of the Child introduces for the first time in an international human rights treaty, the concept of the ‘evolving capacities’ ...

The General Measures of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Process in Europe and Central Asia
In 2003 the Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted an important statement: its General Comment n°5 on General Measures of Implementation. That ...

Giustizia minorile
Il Digest sulla Giustizia Minorile prende in esame tutti gli aspetti dell'argomento, dal momento in cui un giovane viene arrestato fino alla sua eventuale ...

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 ...

Handbook for the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography
The Handbook aims to promote understanding and effective implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale ...

Handbuch zum Fakultativprotokoll betreffend den Verkauf von Kindern, die Kinderprostitution und die Kinderpornografie
Das Handbuch dient zum besseren Verständnis und effizienteren Durchsetzung des Fakultativprotokolls zum Übereinkommen der Rechte des Kindes mit Bezug ...

Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Resource mobilization in low-income countries
This title focuses on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as it relates to children's basic economic and social rights ...

Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Resource mobilization in low-income countries. Summary
This title focuses on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as it relates to children's basic economic and social rights ...

Implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Resource mobilization and the obligations of the States Parties

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 ...

Independent Institutions Protecting Children's Rights
Children are among the most vulnerable group in any society, with no vote, no access to the powerful lobbies that influence government agendas, and little ...

Justicia Juvenil
Este Digest trata los principales temas relacionados con los niños y jóvenes que entran en conflicto con la ley y en contacto con el sistema judicial. ...

Juvenile Justice
The third Innocenti Digest deals with the main issues connected with children and young people coming into conflict with the law and contact with the ...

Law Reform and Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child - Arabic version
This study reviews the legislation concerning the rights of children adopted by 52 States parties since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights ...

Law Reform and the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
The study reviews the legislation concerning the rights of children adopted by 52 States parties since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of ...

Law Reform and the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Arabic)
The study reviews the legislation concerning the rights of children adopted by 52 States Parties since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of ...

Laying the Foundations for Children's Rights
This study provides a critical and constructive analysis of how far the international community and individual states have come in their efforts to establish ...

Les capacités évolutives de l'enfant
La Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant introduit le concept des ‘capacités évolutives’ de l’enfant. Ce principe établit que l’acquisition de compétences ...

Manual sobre o Protocolo Facultativo relativo à Venda de Crianças, Prostituição Infantil e Pornografia Infantil
O Manual visa promover a compreensão e aplicação eficaz do Protocolo Facultativo à Convenção dos Direitos da Criança, relativo à venda de crianças, prostituição ...

Manuale sul Protocollo opzionale sulla vendita di bambini, la prostituzione dei bambini e la pornografia rappresentante bambini
Il Manuale intende promuovere la comprensione e l’efficace applicazione del Protocollo opzionale alla convenzione sui diritti dell’infanzia sulla vendita ...

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 ...

A Model for Action - the Children's Rights Development Unit: Promoting the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the United Kingdom
From 1992 to 1995, the Children's Rights Development Unit worked to promote the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in the UK. The process, which ...

Models for Monitoring the Protection of Children's Rights: Meeting Report, Florence, 1990

Monitoring the Rights of Children. Global Seminar Report, 1994

No Ordinary Decade for Children's Rights 1989-1999
A Report of the international gathering held in Florence to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, with special ...

Not There Yet: Canada's implementation of the General Measures of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
This report reviews the implementation in Canada of the general measures of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It recalls the recommendations ...

Nutrition and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
This study reviews the progress that governments have made in implementing policies regarding nutrition, providing ‘status reports’ on the inclusion of ...

Ombudswork for Children
The first Innocenti Digest provides information on the recent and expanding phenomenon of ombudsmen/commissioners for children. It discusses the history ...

The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography and the Jurisprudence of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
This paper highlights the main issues covered in the text of the Optional Protocol. These include: definition and criminalization of the offence; jurisdiction, ...

Las reformas legales y la implementación de la Convención sobre los derechos del niño
El presente estudio sobre la reforma legal en relación con los derechos del niño forma parte de una iniciativa de mayor envergadura, iniciada por el Centro ...

Reformas legislativas e a implementação da Convenção sobre os dereitos da criança
Este estudo passa em revista a legislação relativa aos direitos da criança em 52 Estados Partes desde a adopção da Convenção sobre os Direitos da Criança. ...

Réforme législative et application de la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant
Cette étude sur la réforme législative en matière de droits des enfants fait partie d’une plus ample initiative commencée par le Centre de recherche Innocenti ...

Reforming Child Law in South Africa: Budgeting and implementation planning
This publication documents a rare attempt to assess all the steps involved in legal reform for the realization of child rights and makes a detailed estimate ...

El registro de nacimiento: el derecho a tener derechos
Este número del Innocenti Digest se está dedicado al tema del registro de nacimiento, un derecho humano fundamental que abre el camino a los demás derechos, ...

Repartir de zéro
Cet Innocenti Insight est un examen critique - et en aucun cas une évaluation officelle - de quelques-uns des principaux aspects des activités de coopération ...

Riforma legislativa e attuazione della Convenzione sui diritti dell'infanzia
Questo studio esamina le leggi sui diritti dell’infanzia adottate da 52 Stati parti dal momento dell’adozione della Convenzione sui diritti dell’infanzia ...

A School for Children with Rights: The significance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for modern education policy
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child affirms that every child has a right to education. The purpose of education is to enable the child to develop ...

South Asia in Action: Preventing and responding to child trafficking. Analysis of anti-trafficking initiatives in the region
This publication provides a regional analysis of anti-trafficking measures relevant to children in the countries of South Asia. It assesses national legal ...

South Asia in Action: Preventing and responding to child trafficking. Child rights-based programme practices
This publication acknowledges the adoption of many international standards and the promotion of regional agreements. At the same time, legislation against ...

South Asia in Action: Preventing and responding to child trafficking. Summary report
This publication acknowledges the adoption of many international standards and the promotion of regional agreements. At the same time, legislation against ...

Starting from Zero: The promotion and protection of children's rights in post-genocide Rwanda, July 1994-December 1996
Starting from Zero is a critical review of some of the main facets of the international cooperation undertaken on behalf of children in Rwanda from July ...

Summary Report of the Study on the Impact of the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
The CRC Implementation Report addresses areas where the potential of the treaty can be maximized, to advance the cause of children's rights and support ...

The Best Interests of the Child: Reconciling culture and human rights
The 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is the world's most widely ratified international human rights treaty. It thus provides ...

The Right to Child Health: The development of primary health services in Chile and Thailand
Traditional methods of assessment of the success of a nation in meeting the obligations of the CRC have centred upon an analysis of comparative ‘social ...

The Role of Civil Society in Implementing the General Measures of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
This paper examines the role of civil society in the process of implementing the general measures of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, as defined ...

El Trabajo del Defensor de los Niños
La creación de los Defensores o Comisionados para la Infancia es un fenómeno reciente y en expansión. Cada vez más, nos estamos dando cuenta de que los ...

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Three essays on the challenge of implementation
The Convention on the Rights of the Child has been variously hailed as ‘the cornerstone of a new moral ethos’ and a ‘milestone in the history of mankind’. ...

Violence domestique a l'égard des femmes et des filles
Ce digest souligne la violence domestique comme une des formes les plus répandues, même si elle est relativement occultée et méconnue, de la violence ...

La violencia doméstica contra mujeres y niñas
Este número del Innocenti Digest afronta el tema de la violencia doméstica, una de las formas de violencia contra mujeres y niñas más difundidas a nivel ...

Violenza domestica contro le donne e le bambine
Questa pubblicazione affronta il tema della violenza domestica, una delle forme globalmente più diffuse di violenza contro le donne e le ragazze, che ...

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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 ...

A World Fit for Children
This is the official text of the outcome document approved at the Special Session of the General Assembly on Children on 10 May 2002. For more information ...

Adopts Conclusions on Reports from Brazil, Botswana, Croatia, Kyrgyzstan, Equatorial Guinea, Angola and Antigua and Barbuda
The Committee on the Rights of the Child concluded on 1st October 2004 its thirty-seventh session and issued its conclusions and recommendations on the ...

Advisory Board Handbook
The Office of the Children's Rights Commissioner for London is a fixed-term voluntary sector project, which was set up in March 2000 and closed its activities ...

Les 9 ambitions des villes amies des enfants
This leaflet, produced by the French National Committee for UNICEF, outlines the nine ambitions of child friendly cities in France. These are a national ...

Appointment as Ireland's First Ombudsman for Children
[DUBLIN] - The Children's Rights Alliance today welcomed the appointment of Emily Logan as Ireland's first Ombudsman for Children. "The appointment of ...

Ashdod - A UNICEF and Child Friendly City
The concept of Ashdod as a city friendly to children and to UNICEF was born in the summer of 2000. It was the result of a local initiative designed to ...

Bourgmestres, Defenders of Children's Rights
As a result of the war and genocide, which befell Rwanda in 1994, many children were either killed or left orphan. The family environment for children ...

Building Child Friendly Cities: A Framework for Action
This document provides a framework for defining and developing a Child Friendly City. It identifies the steps to build a local system of governance committed ...

CFC Research workshop
Within the framework of the Child Friendly Cities (CFC) research initiative, the workshop “Assessing and Monitoring Child Friendly Communities and Cities ...

Child 21. A Legacy to the Filipino Children of the 21st Century, Philippines National Strategic Framework for Plan Development for Children, 2000-2025
The Philippines National Strategic Framework for Plan Development for Children or Child 21 is a strategic framework which guides stakeholders in planning ...

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 ...

Child Friendly Cities: Good Governance in the Best Interests of the Child
This paper describes the features that make a city “child friendly”, and the legal, institutional, budgetary and planning measures needed to underpin ...

Child Friendly City Initiative: City of Johannesburg and UNICEF partnership
UNICEF and the City of Johannesburg Council entered into a formal agreement in November, 1999, to work together to transform Greater Johannesburg into ...

Child Friendly Edmonton Strategy
Through a Council Special Initiative, the City of Edmonton is taking action to make Edmonton a more child friendly place that recognizes and reflects ...

Child Friendly School Initiative in Nigeria
This Power Point Presentation contains 24 slides describing the Child Friendly School Initiative in Nigeria. It defines Nigeria’s interpretation of ...

Child Friendly Cities in Slovenia - Initiative by UNICEF Slovenia
UNICEF Slovenia has initiated the Child Friendly Cities programme in 2002. Mayors who are the institutional and figurative heads of local councils can ...

Child Impact Assessment
International cooperation is important for the realization of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Every country has something to learn from ...

Child Participatory Rights in the Arab World
Child rights advocacy in the Arab world appears frustrated by unequal development, religion-state nexus, continuing conflicts and a democratic deficit ...

Child rights for urban poor children in child friendly Philippine cities: views from the community
This paper is an appraisal of the government and civil society actions that form child friendly city programmes in 27 neighbourhoods of five cities in ...

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 Cities Initiatives (CFCI) in Nigeria
The CFCI is a global initiative of UNICEF in collaboration with UN-HABITAT. It was launched in June, 1996, as an outcome of the second United Nations ...

Child-friendly Cities: working to fulfil the rights of children
These conference proceedings refer to the Panel Discussion - Child-Friendly Cities: Working to Fulfill the Rights of Children, one of the supporting events ...

Child-friendly national policies and legislation
This document was prepared by the Local Policy & Institutional Development (LPID) Section - UNICEF Manila, Philippines and reports on a selection of national ...

Children & young people's participation in decision-making in London
The Office of the Children's Rights Commissioner for London is a 3-year project demonstrating the value of a Children's Rights Commissioner for all children. ...

Children as participants
As a contribution to the preparations for the General Assembly Special Session on Children, the Swedish Government published three small publications ...

Children's developing capacity to participate
This chapter is an excerpt from the book "Children's Participation" by Roger Hart, co-authored by Maria Fernanda Espinosa , Selim Iltus and Raymond Lorenzo. ...

Children's Environmental Rights
This booklet is part of a programme develops at Save the Children Sweden focusing on children's rights to a healthy physical environment. Seven reports, ...

Children's Participation
This book is an attempt to explore the relationship between two concerns of growing international importance: the environment, as now understood by the ...

Children's Participation - Evaluating Effectiveness
PLA Notes enable practitioners of participatory methodologies from around the world to share their field experiences, conceptual reflections, and methodological ...

Children's Participation: A Decade of Change
In May of 2002, at the UN General Assembly Special Session for Children in New York, children took part in events as chair-people, as speakers, as members ...

Children's Participatory Rights
Since the inception of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1990, the instrument's comprehensive set of rights have been conveniently grouped ...

Children's Participatory Rights: Article 12 and beyond
The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) marked something of a departure in the approach to children’s rights on an international level. ...

Children's right to a good physical environment
This booklet is part of a programme develops at Save the Children Sweden focusing on children's rights to a healthy physical environment. Seven reports, ...

Children's rights and the physical environment
This publication is part of the preparation for a programme focusing on the rights of children to a healthy physical environment. Their housing, the water ...

Children's Rights and Habitat
UNICEF and UNCHS/Habitat convened an international group of officials, practitioners, researchers and activists on 1 and 2 February 1996 to articulate ...

Cities for Children
This book is intended as a source of information for local authorities and their partners as they work to make their cities better places for children ...

Cities for Human Development
This chapter is an excerpt from the book "Growing up in an urbanising world", edited by Louise Chawla, and published by the UNESCO MOST Programme (Management ...

Cities with Children
The study describes the evolution of the culture of childhood in Italy and the emergence of a new culture of the city. As in other countries, the Child ...

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 ...

Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia - Spain
This worksheet has been prepared by UNICEF Spanish National Committee in order to provide an overview of the Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia (Child Friendly ...

Ciudades para la niñez
To face the increasing urban growth in Latin American cities, the more urbanized region in developing countries, UNICEF Offices for Latin America and ...

Civil Society's Push for Political Space
This article examines eight Child and Adolescent Rights Councils (Conselhos de Direitos da Criança e do Adolescente, hereafter, Councils) in Brazil constitutes ...

Climate Change and Children
This policy review was developed by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC) for the Foreign Ministry of the Government of Greece as chair of the Human ...

Consideration of reports submitted by states parties under Article 44 of the Convention
The Committee on the Rights of the Child concluded its thirty-seventh session and issued its conclusions and recommendations on the situation of children ...

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 ...

Costruire città amiche delle bambine e dei bambini: Nove passi per l'azione
This document provides a framework for defining and developing a Child Friendly City. It identifies the steps to build a local system of governance committed ...

Creating Child-Friendly Cities
This document contains the preliminary findings of research and consultations with stakeholders led by the Commission for Children and Young People and ...

Decleración de Lleida sobre los Derechos de la Infancia: Actuaciones desde los municipios
The declaration pledges that the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) will be implemented at municipal level. It focuses on the following points: ...

Derry Children's Commission
Derry Children’s Commission was set up in 1999 as a direct result of concerns raised by local parents to the Derry City Council Healthy City Initiative ...

L’effort financier des Villes Amies des Enfants en faveur de l’Enfance
Cette étude a pour vocation de nourrir la réflexion, avec les villes du réseau des Villes Amies des Enfants (VAE), sur une présentation plus complète ...

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 ...

Experiencias en Buenas Practicas
The publication edited by the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, collects different CFC projects and experiences which were presented in ...

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 ...

Giving Children a Voice
"Giving children a voice" succinctly embodies the central idea of article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child that has been adopted by ...

Global Movement for Children
The Global Movement for Children is a collective global force devoted to creating a world where every child has the right to dignity, security and self-fulfilment. ...

Growing Up in an Urbanising World
This volume marks the revival of the UNESCO project Growing Up in Cities, pioneered in the 1970s by the influential urban planner Kevin Lynch, which is ...

Growing Up in Cities
Growing Up in Cities is a global effort to address issues affecting urban children and youth. The initiative enlists the energy and ideas of young people ...

Guia Prefeito Amigo da Criança. Propostas de politicas e ações as gestões municipais 2001-2004
In 2001, the Guide: Mayor for Children Guide was distributed to all the Brazilian Mayors. It had enclosed ‘Terms of Commitment’ for Mayor for Children ...

Hand out of introductory speech of Mayor Ould Mohamed Jules to the meeting of Mayors and Local Government Leaders to the United Nations Special Session at New York 8 May 2002
This is the text of the speech given by Mr. Ould Mohamed Jules, Mayor of Mederdra, Mauritania, to the Panel on Child-Friendly Cities, one of the supporting ...

Honduras experience: Child Friendly Municipalities
During the early 1990s the decentralization process of the modern state of Honduras strengthened the role of municipalities which gained decentralized ...

Human Rights-Based Approach portal on the Child Rights Information Network’s website (CRIN)
A Human Rights-Based Approach portal has been launched on the world-wide web. The portal is part of the Child Rights Information Network’s website (CRIN). ...

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 ...

Ideas for Action - Making Urban Areas Child-Friendly
The Malaysian Child-friendly Cities Initiative complements the International CFC Initiative which was launched during the International Workshop on Children's ...

Implementing Children's Rights in a Federal State
The protection of children from abuse and neglect has been a longstanding principle of Canadian public policy and law. This has been reflected historically ...

Implementing children's rights in the capital
The Office of Children's Rights Commissioner for London (CRCL) was established in March 2000 as a non-statutory, time-limited project to help demonstrate ...

Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child
This book considers one of the main umbrella articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 4. It dealing with the concept of the obligations ...

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 ...

Insight, creativity and thoughts on the environment: integrating children and youth into human settlement development
This paper discusses the benefits of involving children in planning and managing human settlements both for the children themselves, as they learn the ...

International Workshop on Africa's Urban Poor Child
This is the final report of the International Workshop on Africa's Urban Poor Child, held in Accra, Ghana on 11-13 March 1997. It was organized by UNICEF, ...

Kawasaki city ordinance on the rights of the child
The Kawasaki City Ordinance on the Rights of the Child was passed unanimously by the Kawasaki City Council on December 21, 2000, and has been enacted ...

Kind & Samenleving (Childhood & Society)
Kind & Samenleving (Childhood & Society) is a Research and Development centre that intends to improve the position of children in society. Its vision ...

L'iniziativa Città amiche dei bambini in Italia
This paper reviews the strengths and limitations of different child friendly cities initiatives in Italy and the many measures by national, regional and ...

La città con i bambini
The study describes the evolution of the culture of childhood in Italy and the emergence of a new culture of the city. As in other countries, the Child ...

La città dei ragazzi
The project "Città dei Ragazzi" sponsored by the municipality of Molfetta, Italy, has won, three times consecutively, the national award for "child-friendly ...

La ciudad de los niños
The project "La ciudad de los niños" (Children's City) in Rosario (Argentina) was established in June 1996 when an agreement was signed between the Mayor ...

La guida alle città sostenibili delle bambine e dei bambini
This user-friendly guide to the Italian project Città sostenibili delle bambine e dei bambini (Sustainable cities for girls and boys) was produced by ...

Landmark legal reform for South Africa's children: the Child Justice Act
After a gestation of virtually half a decade, South Africa's Child Justice Bill (the Bill) was tabled in Parliament in August 2002. Given the numerous ...

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 ...

Launch of the Ville Amie des Enfants website
A website of the initiative "Ville Amie des Enfants" (Child Friendly Cities) was launched on 24 December 2004 in Paris, France. Established by the Association ...

Les droits de l'enfant et l'habitat
UNICEF and UNCHS/Habitat convened an international group of officials, practitioners, researchers and activists on 1 and 2 February,1996, to articulate ...

Les maires defenseurs des enfants
This brochure describes the world initiative "Mayors as defenders of children" that was launched in Rome in 1991, followed by the Dakar Declaration, signed ...

London Mayor celebrates International Children's Day with new reports and children's photographic exhibition
London Mayor Ken Livingstone publishes two new reports and supports a day-long event, including the launch of a children's photography exhibition, to ...

Los derechos del niño y el hábitat
UNICEF and UNCHS/Habitat convened an international group of officials, practitioners, researchers and activists on 1 and 2 February, 1996, to articulate ...

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 ...

Making Philippine Cities Child Friendly
The study analyses how the Child Friendly Cities (CFC) approach has affected the lives of children living in poor urban communities in the Philippines ...

Making your Community more Child and Youth Friendly
The Society for Children and Youth of British Columbia (SCY) is a provincial advocacy organization dedicated to improving the well-being of children and ...

Malaysian Child-friendly Cities Initiative
The Malaysian Child-friendly Cities Initiative is a community based initiative to promote child-friendly environments in Malaysian cities. It is a complement ...

Mayor and Council's Children First Roundtable. Children First Charter of the City of Greater Sudbury
The Mayor and Council's Children First Roundtable of the City of Greater Sudbury was established in 2001. It is a committed partnership of elected representatives, ...

Mayors as Defenders of Children
This brochure describes the world initiative "Mayors as defenders of children" that was launched in Rome in 1991, followed by the Dakar Declaration, signed ...

Mayors' Association
The emergence of a Mayors' Association, which represents all mayors in the country, is a good opportunity to put children first on the political agenda. ...

Minor problems? The future of advocacy and legal services for children and young people
Children and young people have little control over many areas of their lives, have a high level of contact with statutory services and are vulnerable ...

Motivating Municipal Action for Children
This paper describes how municipalities in the state of Ceará (Brazil) were encouraged to compete to obtain a Municipal Seal of Approval, based on their ...

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 ...

National Child Rights Commission and the Ombudsperson for Children
With the onset of armed conflict between government forces and ethnic Albanian groups in 2001, the Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia experienced ...

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 ...

New Zealand's Agenda for Children
The Agenda for Children is part of the New Zealand Government's broader "Action for Child and Youth Development" work programme, which combines the implementation ...

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
A number of countries have established Children’s Commissioners (sometimes called an Ombudsman for Children). In Northern Ireland after many years of ...

Nove passi verso le città amiche delle bambine e dei bambini
The Italian National Committee for UNICEF produced a leaflet that summarizes the nine building blocks in creating a Child Friendly City taken from the ...

Office of the Children's Rights Commissioner for London
The Office of the Children's Rights Commissioner for London was set up in March 2000 and closed its activities on April 2003. It worked with the Greater ...

Ombudswork for Children
The concept of independent bodies to monitor the actions of government in upholding the rights of individuals was initially developed in Sweden where ...

Our neighbourhood is like that!
This chapter is an excerpt from the book "Growing up in an urbanising world", edited by Louise Chawla, and published by the UNESCO MOST Programme (Management ...

Panel on child-friendly cities
This is the text of the statement given by Ms. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, to the Panel on Child-Friendly Cities, one ...

Partnerships with Local Governments and Communities
This Working Paper outlines strategies for linking UNICEF programmes with municipal authorities and communities to make a difference for women and children ...

A Place for Children in Local Government Agenda
This annotated resource guide presents resources on child and youth participation from Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Australia and ...

Porsgrunn Model - A Children's Participation Project
Porsgrunn city has since 1991/1992 tried to develop methods to get children and youth to participate locally. This is done during the city's long-range ...

Poverty reduction within the perspective of the child’s right to education
The child’s right to education has evolved along with the child’s inherent human rights. Although it took several years for the international community ...

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 ...

Primer seminario consular sobre la exploitation sexual comercial de ninõs y adolescentes en la Republica Dominicana
This speech was delivered by Marta Santos Pais, Director of the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC), during the first meeting of the European consuls ...

Primo rapporto sullo stato della progettualità della legge 285/97
This report aims to give a first look on the participatory planning for children and gives some suggestions in the purpose of the implementation of the ...

Programme d'actions des villes amies des enfants
UNICEF France, jointly with the 19 pilot child friendly cities, has launched this new initiative, "A Programme of Action for Children" (Un programme d’action ...

Programming for Child Rights with Cities and Communities: Strategies for Local Analysis and Action
This Working Paper outlines strategies for linking UNICEF programmes with municipal authorities and communities to make a difference for women and children ...

Progressive realization of the rights of all children in creation of Child Friendly Cities
This paper explores the various aspects of an adequate living environment with a strong housing rights framework and connects it to children’s play ...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 ...

Promoting children's participation in democratic decision-making
In this Innocenti Insight, the author examines the meaning of Article 12 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, which says that children are entitled ...

Protecting children's rights in Africa: A critique of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
The adoption, in 1989, of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the General Assembly of the United Nations, signaled the beginning of an era of ...

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 ...

QUIZ
The quiz, developed in 2008 and launched in 2009 by a working group including UNICEF France and 19 pilot child friendly cities, is intended to support ...

Rädda Barnen - Save the Children, Sweden
Rädda Barnen (Save the Children, Sweden) has 85.000 members. It is a non-governmental organisation, independent of political party or religion. It works ...

Red Local a favor de los derechos de la infancia y la adolescencia
The Red Local a Favor de los Derechos de la Infancia y la Adolescencia (Local Network in favour of the Rights of Children and Adolescents) is a consortium ...

Report on the Commission White Paper on a new impetus for European Youth
On 23 November 1999, Commissioner Viviane Reding announced for the first time that the European Commission intended to prepare a White Paper on the subject ...

Se i bambini dicono: adesso basta
The author addresses two questions throughout this book: why do children say 'enough'?; what are we able to do after hearing this protest? The children ...

Selo UNICEF Município Aprovado
The website provide comprehensive information about the UNICEF Municipal Seal of Approval in Brazil, including a list of accredited municipalities, rules ...

Selo UNICEF Município Aprovado Edição 2008 Metodológico Guia
The UNICEF Municipal Seal of Approval is a broad communication and mobilization strategy that monitors and awards those municipalities in the Brazilian ...

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 ...

Sindaci difensori dei bambini
The World Summit on Children, 30 September 1990, in New York, attended by heads of state and sponsored by UNICEF, provided the impetus for propagating ...

Social management with a child rights perspective in Santander de Quilichao, Department of Cauca
Initiated in 1998, this project aims to reduce maternal mortality through training and the reorganization of health services. It also attempts to reduce ...

South Asia Regional Program (SARP) Work on Children's Housing Rights
Ever since its inception, the Housing and Land Rights Network of the Habitat International Coalition has proactively advocated for housing and land rights ...

Streetchildren and gangs in African cities
The problem of street children is well documented in Latin America and South-East Asia. However, in Africa it is a comparatively new phenomenon. Sub-Saharan ...

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 ...

Tableau de Board
The scoreboard, developed in 2008 and launched in 2009 by a working group including UNICEF France and 19 pilot child friendly cities, is intended to support ...

The Örebro Appeal
The City and County Council of Örebro, Sweden, as the organisers of the conference “Children’s Rights in Europe – Challenge and Responsibility”, ...

The case for a Children's Rights Commissioner for England
The Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) promotes the fullest implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which the UK Government ...

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative - Slovakia
This worksheet has been prepared by UNICEF Slovakia in order to provide an overview of the Child Friendly Cities Initiative undertaking in this country ...

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative - Slovenia
This worksheet has been prepared by UNICEF Slovenia in order to provide an overview of the Child Friendly Cities Initiative established by UNICEF Slovenia ...

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative in Italy
This paper reviews the strengths and limitations of different child friendly cities initiatives in Italy and the many measures by national, regional and ...

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative- Switzerland
This worksheet has been prepared by Swiss Committee for UNICEF in order to provide an overview of the Child Friendly Cities Initiative established by ...

The child participation principle in child protection law in New South Wales
One of the most frequently cited principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is Article 12, which provides that a child shall be provided ...

The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
Established in 1995, the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) is a global network that disseminates information about the Convention on the Rights ...

The Children's Environments Research Group (CERG)
The Children's Environments Research Group (CERG), provides an important link between university scholarship and the development of design, policy and ...

The Children's Rights Alliance
The Children's Rights Alliance is a coalition of 75 Irish NGOs concerned with the rights and needs of children. The Alliance works to secure the full ...

The City as a Playground
This guide to the city and district has been compiled by children, young people and families for Derry Children’s Commission and Yes! Publication. Derry ...

The City at their Fingertips - Current Projects with Children and Youn People in Sweden
This booklet is published by the Swedish Urban Environment Council to inform of interesting projects, in which children and young people in collaboration ...

The Commissioner for Children and Young People (Northern Ireland) Order 2003
This Order provides for the appointment and functions of the Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland. Legislation setting up the ...

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Implementation Checklist of the Republic of Turkey
The "Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child" (CRC), prepared by UNICEF, provided the basis for the second draft of this ...

The European Network of Ombudsmen for Children
The European Network of Ombudsmen for Children (ENOC) was established by 10 founding members in Trondheim, Norway in June 1997. The Network links independent ...

The International Secretariat for Child Friendly Cities
This article discusses the establishment of an international Child-Friendly Cities Secretariat in Florence. The Child-Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI), ...

The Municipal Dimension of an Agenda for Children
Since 1992 the "Mayors, Defenders of Children Initiative" that was launched in Dakar, Senegal, has successfully mobilized local authorities to ensure ...

The National Children's Strategy
The National Children's Strategy is an important and innovative Irish social policy development and it is a major initiative in progressing Ireland's ...

The rights of the child and the physical environment
This publication is part of the preparation for a programme focusing on children's rights to a healthy physical environment. Their housing, the water ...

The Second International Colloquium of Mayors as Defenders of Children
The Second International Colloquium of Mayors as Defenders of Children was held in Mexico City on July 5th and 6th, 1993. During the working sessions, ...

The State of the World's Children 2003
This year "The State of the World's Children" focuses on the responsibility of adults to seek out the perspectives and opinions of children and to take ...

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child reporting system and the physical environment
This publication is part of the preparation for a programme focusing on children's rights to a healthy physical environment. Their housing, the water ...

The UNICEF child-friendly cities project
To ensure a comprehensive approach in the protection of the rights of children more directly exposed to the armed conflict, in 2002 UNICEF re-started ...

Toward better cities for children and youth
This chapter is an excerpt from the book "Growing up in an urbanising world", edited by Louise Chawla, and published by the UNESCO MOST Programme (Management ...

Toward making cities child-friendly: evolving UNICEF experience in the Philippines
The strategy for the GOP-UNICEF Fifth Country Programme for Children (CPC 1999-2003) focuses on the transformation of the CRC from a legal framework into ...

Towards a Child-Friendly London
The draft strategy sets out a vision for a child-friendly London. It also provides specific proposals for the changes that move this vision towards realisation. ...

Towards Cities Fit for Children. The Commitment of Italian Mayors Defenders of Children
To put into practice the Conclusions of the UN Special Session organized to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UN Convention of Children’s Rights, ...

Towns and Districts Friends of Children
The project "Towns/Districts - Friends of Children" was proposed to the UNICEF Croatian Office by the Union of Societies Nasa djeca (DND), Croatia, and ...

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. ...

UMP Project reviews: Niños, niñas y jóvenes construyendo democracia participativa en ciudades latinoamericanas y caribeñas
There are a number of innovative actions initiated in the context of UN-Habitat / UNDP's UMP Programme in cities of the Latin American and Caribbean region ...

Una città con i bambini
This book describes the projects and experiences of the Laboratory at Fano, Italy. The entire city of Fano became an experimental laboratory open to making ...

Unfinished Business
During the Swedish presidency of the European Union Save the Children Sweden was working to place the rights of the child on the European Union’s agenda.“Unfinished ...

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund, New York Headquarters
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand ...

UNICEF Comité Español
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 ...

UNICEF France
UNICEF France, created in 1964 to support UNICEF programmes globally, contributes to the achievement of UNICEF’s key priorities for children throughout ...

UNICEF Italia
The Italian Committee for UNICEF was founded in 1974, and is one of the most widely recognized and consolidated non-governmental organizations in the ...

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 ...

Ville Amie des Enfants - France
This worksheet has been prepared by UNICEF France in order to provide an overview of the Ville Amie des Enfants (Child Friendly Cities) Initiative established ...

Water supply in peri-urban township in Nouakchott (Dar Naim and El Mina)
This programme, initiated in 1996, aims to increase the supply of household drinking water at the household level, and to stabilize water prices at an ...

We've Got the Right
This video looks at the Rights of the Child from the perspective of children living in Northern Ireland. The video was made by children from the Fountain ...

What Barangay Officials can do to set up a Child-Friendly Locality
The Child-Friendly Movement has energized many parts of the Philippines. But many communities remain uncertain how to make the movement work for them. ...

Who are the Street Children?
This educational kit aims to disseminate information on the phenomenon of street children and explain the causes thereof and to encourage discussion on ...

Working Children and Women in Myanmar's Urban Informal Sector
This study demonstrates the Myanmar Government's growing commitment to preserve the basic human rights and welfare of children and women in keeping with ...

Working to fulfill the rights of children through the Child Friendly Movement
This is the text of the speech given by Mr. José L. Atienza, Jr., City Mayor, Manila Philippines, to the Panel on Child-Friendly Cities, one of the supporting ...

Young Councillors in Hong Kong
The UNCRC – Child Ambassadors Scheme was introduced in 2000, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights, Against Child Abuse ...

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 Children and Urban Governance
This policy paper forms part of UN-Habitat's Global Campaign on urban Governance. The campaign fosters the implementation of the Habitat Agenda goal of ...

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Children's rights as a mirror of Dutch society : NGO report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in the Netherlands