This is a report was developed for the Abanian government an f funded by UNICEF Albania. The Albanian “Child Friendly City”  program builds on the concept and experience of the international UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI). The concept of child friendly cities was developed by UNICEF to guide city governments in order that they would consistently make decisions with support of community, including children to, enact policies and implement projects in the best interests of children. The purpose of a “Child Friendly City” program is to ensure cities are inclusive places where children’s rights to play, be healthy, be protected, educated, not discriminated against central to a socially cohesive and culturally rich environment. The purpose of a “Child Friendly City” program is to ensure children and their needs are central to activities of all that is being in action in the urban agenda.

The purpose of this Child Friendly Cities Action Plan is to develop expand on the goals and objectives of Child Friendly Cities program as outlined in framework and identify activities that can be implemented to activate the program at National, Regional and Municipal level.

The Action Plan is organised around goals at the governance level and program level. There is one governance goal with three objectives, operating at a different governance level: national, regional and local municipal level. There are six national governance activities; our regional governance activities and seven municipal level activities. Overall, in governance there is 1 goal, 3 objectives and 18 activities.

There are six program goals, each of these aligns with the six pillars of play, safety, health, learning, participation and sustainability. Within each goal there are three objectives, one activity responding to each objective and an indicator for each activity. Overall, there are 6 program goals, 18 objectives, 18 activities and 18 indicators.

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