Isfahan; third child-friendly pilot city in Middle East

"Children are the most important but the oppressed, and neglected citizens of the city; therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to this social stratum," the deputy of urban planning and architecture of Isfahan municipality said.

Iran (IMNA) – "The United Nations Sustainable Urban Development Program has determined 17 indicators in this regard of which, the third and tenth indicator of this document emphasize on having a careful look at all ages," Seyed Ahmad Hosseini Nia said.

"Child-friendly cities network started its activity in 19966, and now 31 cities are the members of the network," the head of the first national conference on child-friendly city noted.

"Currently, cities like Amman in Jordan, and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates are the members of child-friendly cities network, and Isfahan is the third child-friendly pilot city in the Middle East," he continued.

According to the UNICEF definition, a child friendly city is a community where children:

  • Are protected from exploitation, violence and abuse.
  • Have a good start in life and grow up healthy and cared for.
  • Have access to quality social services.
  • Experience quality, inclusive and participatory education and skills development.
  • Express their opinions and influence decisions that affect them.
  • Participate in family, cultural, city/community and social life.
  • Live in a safe secure and clean environment with access to green spaces.
  • Meet friends and have places to play and enjoy themselves.
  • Have a fair chance in life regardless of their ethnic origin, religion, income, gender or ability.
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