The Child In the City conference was Held in Zagreb Croatia from the 26-28 September 2012. The themes of the conference included Health, Child Rights, Play and Intergenerational activities all to support children. The conference provided a wonderful opportunity for key people to share, network and discuss ways to move forward in Europe and beyond in their child friendly cities programs.
Balls for Indonesian Children – responding to a heart felt welcome by the children of Indonesia. The following is a short letter explaining the delight when the children at the children’s centre in Solo Surakarta Indonesia received the package of balls and play equipment provided through the hard work of Marion Sturges (UWS) and Margaret Gleeson (Kieraville Community Presechool). The collecting of money and play equipment came about after the visit by these two delegates to a children’s centre during the CFAP conference in July 2011.
It has a busy 2011 with a number of activities going on around the region, the most significant being the 2nd International Conference of Child Friendly Asia Pacific conducted in Solo-Surakarta Indonesia from 30 June to 2 July. The conference was funded by the Department of Woman’s Empowerment and Children’s Protection (within which the child friendly cities initiative is embedded) with the Minister attending the entire conference and illustrating and extraordinary commitment to the child friendly cities and communities initiative in Indonesia.
For Child Friendly Reconstruction After East Japan Disasters of Earthquake, Tsunami and Radioactive Affection
From Isami Kinoshtia, ACE, Chiba University, CFAP Japan Chair
Still the shock of the earthquake continues. The fear of radioactivity has not yet disappeared. We are facing an unknown threat caused by the giant earthquake, Tsunami and radioactive affection. Mostly the impact on the children becomes higher than adults.
This is a critical review of the activities of countries around the world involved in accreditation and assessment processes as part of their UNICEF child friendly cities program. The purpose of this discussion paper and the review conducted to support it was to look at child friendly cities accreditations programs that countries had constructed in the past decade.