Child in the City: News round-up 6 November 2020

Vietnam: Ho Chi Min City embraces child-friendly principles

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Ho Chi Minh City and the UNICEF in Vietnam have teamed up for a campaign aimed at expanding awareness of environmental protection among local children.

Tran Cong Binh, a UNICEF expert for child rights, said that the campaign, part of the UNICEF-led Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI), opened a series of communications activities to respond to the World Children’s Day 2020, reports VietnamPlus.

Taking place until the end of November and covering 24 districts of the city, the campaign focuses on activities to protect the environment from negative impacts of climate change and pollution.

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Wales: Play Wales new magazine – download it now

The Autumn edition of Play for Wales is now available from Play for Wales, the national charity for play.

It includes the experiences of a child and four teenagers of play during lockdown, examples of how play teams and organisations are supporting children’s opportunities to play, and an update on online learning and qualifications for professionals.

Download it here or view the online version.

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COVID-19: International Bureau for Children’s Rights speaks out on child detention

The International Bureau of Children’s Rights (IBCR) has been speaking out on the detention of children worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through two webinars, it worked alongside alongside child protection organisations such as Terres des hommes, Baker McKenzie and the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates, and highlighted how now, more than ever, it was important to release children.

Click here for more information.

Author: Simon Weedy

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