Inspire Awards 2021
The Child Friendly Cities and Local Governments Inspire Awards were back in 2021!
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This year, the awards were given in six categories. Check the icons below to learn more.
Ensuring that every child and young person has their voice, needs and priorities heard and considered in public laws, policies, budget and decisions
Providing access to quality social services to children, young people and their families, including physical and mental health care, education, nutrition support, early childhood development, child protection and family support, and developing and providing child- and adolescent-friendly social services
Redistributing & allocating public resources that benefit children & their families, especially the most disadvantaged children; assessment of child poverty in cities or local government settings; and social protection measures that support children in cities or local government settings
Safe and child-responsive urban design, mobility and freedom from pollution and waste, including action to mitigate the effects of climate change on children
Opportunities to enjoy play, leisure & family life, including social, cultural and sports activities, and access to safe places to meet and play
Implementing an analysis to support the understanding of the situation of children and the major deprivations they face; collecting data and ensuring local programmes, plans and budgets include child priorities; strenghtening the transparency and accountability of use of public resources; and promoting children and young people people's participation in budget planning and oversight
The Inspire Awards celebrate the commitment of cities and communities to promote child rights. All entries conforming to the requirements, regardless of whether they are shortlisted, are available on this website and published in an electronic booklet to inspire other local governments around the world to act.
The Child Friendly Cities and Local Governments Inspire Awards (‘Cities Inspire Awards’) are a celebration of inspiring and promising child friendly practices in cities and communities. The Cities Inspire Awards are not an endorsement — express or implied — by UNICEF of the awarded participants nor the accuracy of the information contained, or the views expressed, in the participants’ submissions. The Cities Inspire Awards are not a recognition of the concerned cities and communities as child friendly.
Only those participants who have won an award will receive a certificate and will be entitled to display their certificate and the Inspire Award logo on their websites and social media channels. Use of the Inspire Award logo is limited to the format shown in the certificate along with the date of the award. Any other use requires UNICEF’s prior written consent. Please note that recognition as child friendly, and the right to use the Child Friendly Cities Initiative logo, require cities and communities to follow separate arrangements and are subject to a separate process.