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Changsha Speeds up Building “Child-friendly City”

Updated: 2020-06-01

Changsha held a special activity on May 31 to mark the International Children's Day, which falls on June 1. An initiative for children was launched simultaneously. It called for the whole society to establish the development concept of "putting children first, children equality and participation” and speed up the building of a “Child-friendly City”. 

In 2015, Changsha proposed to build itself into a "Child-friendly City", and incorporated the idea into its strategic plan for urban development in 2050. It also formulated a three-year action plan (2018-2020) to create a "Child-friendly City".

Focusing on "policy-friendly, space-friendly and service-friendly", Changsha has launched 10 major actions and 42 tasks on public policies, spaces, services, facilities and security. They include: building a number of child-friendly campuses, communities and parks; setting up standard baby care rooms in public places; and, holding many child-friendly publicity and promotion activities.

Over the past five years, Changsha has basically formed a "child-friendly city" co-construction and sharing pattern, which has been affirmed by UNICEF.

This year, Changsha will upgrade and optimize the WeChat public account of "Child-friendly Tree", and make all-out efforts to build child-friendly communities, villages, enterprises and industrial chains.

On that day, Changsha also held an award ceremony for the "Looking for Spring" competition. The 40 works shortlisted will be displayed at the Changsha Planning Exhibition Hall, and later at communities.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen

Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn