15th Congress plenary session – 27-29 May 2008
Child in the city: the Congress calls for local public action to be stepped up
The Congress held two debates on the situation of children, addressing the question of the social reintegration of children living and/or working on the streets, and the challenge of building child-friendly cities.
The Congress called on local and regional authorities to design the built environment from the child's perspective and to develop compact cities where housing, schools, child-care facilities, shops and businesses are in close proximity.
The Congress also recommended to implement integrated municipal action plans and invited member states to consider establishing a children's ombudsman or mediator.(more…)
Debate about child in the city
Debate about street children