You can see the history of Minneapolis becoming a Child Friendly City.
Minneapolis joins the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
- World leaders ratify an agreement that supports the human rights of children.
- Minneapolis Mayor Don Fraser signs on as an early advocate.
UNICEF launches Child Friendly Cities Initiative globally
The initiative uses a child rights-based framework to build a roadmap for establishing cities and communities around the world that are more:
UNICEF USA hosts Child Friendly Cities conference
- Minneapolis sends representatives to the conference.
- The City begins work to become a Child Friendly City and partners with the following groups to make it happen:
- Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation
- Community volunteers
Minneapolis becomes a Child Friendly City candidate
- We sign a Memorandum of Understanding with UNICEF USA.
- This makes us a candidate to become a Child Friendly City.
- Those in attendance at the signing include:
- Mayor Jacob Frey
- City Councilmember Phillipe Cunningham
- Youth representing the Minneapolis Youth Congress (MYC)
- Other city officials and partners
UNICEF USA launches the Child Friendly Cities Initiative in the United States
- Minneapolis is one of six cities to pilot the initiative.
- City officials and community leaders, including children and youth, analyze the well-being of children in our city.
Minneapolis declares World Youth and Children’s Rights Day
- Mayor Jacob Frey declares November 20 to be "World Youth and Children's Rights Day" in Minneapolis.
- The date marks the 32-year anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Initiative
See what it means to be a UNICEF Child Friendly City.