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Child Friendly Cities Catalogue

UNICEF Turkey has implemented a Child Friendly Cities Project together with 10 municipalities with the financial support of IKEA Turkey and the UNICEF Turkish National Committee in order to support the municipalities in their efforts to design child friendly policies and programmes. In order to ensure collaboration and coordination among the relevant partners, the Turkish Ministry of Interior Local Administrations Directorate General (MoI- LADG), Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) and United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) and World Academy for Local Government and Democracy took role in the national coordination of the project. Urbanization in Turkey grows so fast with the growing economy, industrialization and migration from rural to urban. In this dynamic process of change, needs of the children are often ignored or their best interests are not prioritized although children of Turkey composes one third of the overall population. For the realization of children’s rights at the local level, municipalities have a great role to play. Municipalities are the best platforms in which problems can be identified and meet with the solutions with the participation of local people. The key is to make the children active agents of this change.

Defining and Evaluating Child Well Being Domains and Indicators Through The Eyes of Children in Turkey

This report was prepared as an initiative of UNICEF Turkey Country Office Social Policy Unit under its 2011-2015 Country Programme. It was commissioned with the aim of nurturing the discussions of the Child Well-Being Indicators Working Group composed of representatives from Ministry of Development,

Turkish Statistical Institute and Ministry of Family and Social Policies for developing a National Set of Child Well-Being Indicators.

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD - GENERAL COMMENT No. 12 The right of the child to be heard

Turkey's Children push for their rights - The 8th Children's Forum and the Children's Rights Promotion Campaign

The 8th Children's Forum and the Children's Rights Promotion Campaign

Child Friendly Cities - Brochure

Establishment of the Child Friendly Cities model in the twelve cities of Antalya; Bursa; Erzincan; Gaziantep; Karaman; Kayseri; Kırşehir; Konya; Sivas; Tekirdağ; Trabzon and Uşak will support: • the MONE and UNICEF Haydi Kızlar Okula! initiative to get all girls into primary education; • reintegration of children living on the street with their families; • reduction of child labour with measures to alleviate poverty in low–income families.

The First Children's Forum Ankara, 2000

We are child delegates drawn from the 81 provinces of Turkey. As is the case in many countries of the world, we are endeavouring to help ensure the promotion, expansion, and exercise of children’s rights in our country. We began our activities one year ago today. First, we formed our children’s commissions in all provinces under the guidance of the Social Services and Child Protection Agency in collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministries of National Education, the Interior, Health, and Labour. In each province, our friends of varying backgrounds became familiar with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and expressed their concerns and wishes on these commissions.

UNICEF Turkey Country Office, Yukarı Dikmen Mah. Alexsander Dubçek Cd. 7/106, 06450 Çankaya/Ankara. Telephone: +90 312 454 1000 Fax: +90 312 496 1461 E-mail: ankara@unicef.org