A Child Friendly City is a local system of good governance committed to fulfilling children's rights. It is a city/community where the voices, needs, priorities and rights of children are an integral part of public policies, programmes and decisions. It is, as a result, a city that is fit for all.
In other words, it is a city or community where the local government holds itself accountable to its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child by translating these rights into practical, meaningful and measurable results for children.
- All children benefit from child friendly-governance and are valued, respected and treated fairly within their communities;
- The voices, needs and priorities of all children are heard and taken into account in public laws (if applicable), policies, budgets and decisions that affect them;
- All children have access to quality essential services ;
- All children live in safe, secure and clean environments ;
- All children have opportunities to enjoy family life, play and leisure.