On April 28, UNICEF Belarus and the Ministry of Education conducted a Coordination Council Meeting and congratulated Minsk, Baranovichi and Navahrudak with obtaining the honorable status of a Child Friendly City.
For these 3 cities such status is a call for advanced action and commitment for a creation of better environment for every child.
What is a Child Friendly City?
It is a city, or more generally a system of local governance, committed to fulfilling children’s rights,
including their right to:
A child friendly city is the embodiment of the Convention on the Rights of the Child at the local level, which in practice means that children’s rights are reflected in policies, laws, programmes and budgets. In a child friendly city, children are active agents; their voices and opinions are taken into consideration and influence decision making processes.
Learn more about the CFC Initiative.