Child Friendly Cities - short-list
UNICEF jointly with the Government of Ukraine, announced the list of Ukrainian cities and communities that applied for the international status of a Children and Youth Friendly City for the first time.

Ukrainian municipalities are granted a status of a candidate city within the framework of the UNICEF global initiative launched in 1996, which is currently implemented in 38 countries all over the world. The initiative has already covered 3,000 municipalities. In Ukraine, it was launched in spring 2018 when the Memorandum between UNICEF, the Government of Ukraine and partners was signed.

“At present, more than 160 communities from all regions of the country have expressed their wish to join ‘Child and Youth Friendly Initiative”. 22 municipalities are among the leaders of the Initiative. It is nice that among the communities there are both million-city cities and newly established OTGs. Out of 22 municipalities 11 have made significant progress. They developed Situational Analysis, designed and approved Action Plans and qualified to receive CANDIDATE STATUS today. We congratulate them today”, highlights Laura Bill, Deputy UNICEF Representative in Ukraine.

These are:
-the cities of Odesa, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Uman (Cherkasy oblast), Kremenchuk (Poltava oblast) and Druzhkivka (Donetsk oblast);
-the amalgamated territorial communities (ATC) – Bilozirka in Cherkasy oblast, Biliaivka in Odesa oblast, Nova Borova in Zhytomyr oblast, Nova Znamianka in Poltava oblast, and Novoukrainka in Kirovohrad oblast.
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