On June 1, on the International Children's Day, the Eurostrategy team, as the only implementing partner of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for the implementation of the initiative "Child and Youth friendly community", took part in the International Forum on Child and Youth friendly municipalities, which was held in Kiev.
During the event, which was opened by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groysman, by the way, he was the initiator of the accession to the World Global Initiative "Child Friendly Cities", representatives of foreign cities, friendly to children and youth, told how, from their own experience, to cooperate with municipalities, the third sector and business, they shared their experience with Ukrainian colleagues and presented their cities, which already have the Honorary Status of "Child Friendly City". Representatives of 11 municipalities from Ukraine, in turn, presented their communities and shared plans for obtaining the status of "Candidate 2018" . As a result of the competition, which was held by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), 20 cities and OTG were selected, which became pilots for the implementation of the initiative. Now all participants to obtain this status need to assess the friendliness of cities to children and youth, to develop an "Action Plan" for the implementation of the initiative and sign a Memorandum with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine on the official accession to the world initiative "Child friendly Cities".
We are waiting for new events, meetings and news on the implementation of the initiative "Child and Youth friendly community" in Ukraine and will inform you about them!