Young people must become a key part of decision-making processes if global goals for tackling climate challenge and sustainable development goals are to be met. That’s the conclusion of Asif Iftakhar and Nishat Tabassum, youth ambassadors for the Bangladesh-based Youth and Environmental Social Service (YESS), in this paper for Child in the City.   Climate change is one of the most...Read more
|Comment|author: Asif Iftakhar and Nishat Tabassum

Australia’s children speak up about their rights

Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has been touring the nation’s cities to hear from children and their advocates about whether child rights are being protected. She has been gathering feedback through data and stories for...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Euro Youth Ambassador joins Citc conference

Ali Mahlodji, European Youth Ambassador, is the second keynote speaker confirmed for the Child in the City World conference. Along with acclaimed child rights scholar and writer Tim Gill, Ali will take to the stage...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
Child. High Castle, Lviv, 2011. By Zaytsev Artem (via Flickr)

Ukraine cities hoping for child-friendly status

Eleven Ukranian cities have been shortlisted to receive the official honorary ‘youth and child-friendly’ status by UNICEF. They were among 150 cities and communities from all over the country to apply for this prestigious title, part...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Credit: Miriam Lottes

Free learning support at Viennese schools

In order to provide equal opportunities for all children, the City of Vienna launched the “Förderung 2.0“ programme in 2014. It offers free learning support for pupils aged 6 to 14 years and thereby reduces the parents’...Read more
|Comment|author: Daniela Ecker-Stepp

The reconquest of the public space

The Austrian model of the so-called “Wohnstrasse“ (residential street) – a street intended as a social meeting point as well as a counter-project to the increasing urban motorisation in the cities has been existing for...Read more
|Comment|author: Vienna Business Agency