Tuesday 27th November 2018
CALVIÀ RECEIVES THE 'CHILD FRIENDLY CITY 2018-2022' RECOGNITION IN AN ACT HELD IN OVIEDO
The Programme promoted by UNICEF recognises the commitment to implement policies and measures that improve the welfare of children and adolescents in the municipality
The municipality of Calvià has received this morning the 'Child Friendly City 2018-2022' (CAI) Recognition, promoted by UNICEF Spanish Committee since 2001 in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces and the University Institute of "Children and Adolescents' Needs and Rights".
The Mayor Alfonso Rodríguez Badal has received the Recognition from the hands of Ignacio García Palacios, Mayor of Navia, spokesman of the FEMP and president of the Asturian Federation and Councils, in an event that was held at the Exhibition and Congress Centre in Oviedo and that the president of the UNICEF Spanish Committee, Gustavo Suárez Pertierra, has closed, thanking the recognised municipalities for working towards "for those who have, in their hands, the present and, above all, the future of our society."
The CAI seal, as recalled by the Mayor in the constitution of the II Children Council of Calvià, is the first step to start a path of continuous improvement towards full compliance with the children and adolescents' rights at a local level.
Over the years, the municipality of Calvià has been implementing different mechanisms and tools such as the Local Committee for Children and Adolescents, in which all the political groups and twelve municipal departments participate; the Children Council in which the students of the schools of the municipality directly and actively participate, and the development of the I Local Plan for Children and Adolescents 2018-2021, which has been drafted based on a participatory diagnosis and which includes the objectives and actions that will respond to the needs and proposals of the child population. The event was also attended by the Deputy Mayor for Social Cohesion and Equality, Nati Francés; and the Councillor for Social Welfare and Senior Citizens, Mayte Albertí.