On Friday, February 14, 2020 Minneapolis Minnesota became the first city in the nation to become a Child Friendly City as designated by the United Nations in support of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) is a UNICEF-led initiative that supports local governments in realizing the rights of children at the local level using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as its foundation. The United States in the only country in the world that has not ratified these rights.
Mayor Frey stated, "this brings Minneapolis into an international community of cities that strives to bring young people's voices into decision-making". One of NYLC's core values is youth voice and we are elated that Minneapolis is recognizing the contribution that young people are and can make in the world.
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