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UNICEF expands child-friendly cities’ handbook

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Child-Friendly Cities and Communities handbook has now been translated into French, Spanish and Chinese. Containing guidance on how to establish a child-friendly cities initiative (CFCI) to help cities do better...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Pneumonia kills one child every 39 seconds

Over 800,000 children under the age of five died from pneumonia last year – that’s one child every 39 seconds. The shocking figure comes from United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), which says most deaths occurred in...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Early learning programme expanded to five new US cities

A major charity is helping five US cities run an early-years education scheme which supports language development to get children ‘school-ready’. Bloomberg Philanthropies, one of the USA’s largest foundations, is providing almost $12million USD for rolling...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

A bright new future for Child in the City Foundation

The non-profit Child in the City Foundation, which works for the well-being of children globally, is looking to the future with a streamlined new structure. Since 2002 this Netherlands-based foundation has been successfully organising bi-annual conferences...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Scotland makes smacking children a crime

Scotland has become the first country in the UK to make it a criminal offence for parents to smack their children. Parents and carers are currently allowed to use ‘reasonable’, physical force to discipline children, but...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy