Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as our guide, we work with political leaders, young people, social workers, community organisations and others, to make sure children have a say in shaping local services.

In doing so we aim to create neighborhoods, communities and cities where children and young people are treated with dignity, have a say in decisions that affect them, experience services that are built with and for them, know what services are available and feel safe and prioritised.

Child Friendly Cities and Communities is a worldwide programme. Launched in 1996 and active in 24 countries, the initiative supports cities and communities to put the human rights of children and young people at their heart, translating Unicef’s global mission into practical action at the local level.