UNICEF Spanish Committee together with the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces and the University Institute of Needs and Rights of Children and Adolescents, have awarded Campos del Río the distinction of 'Ciudad Amiga de the Infancy '2018.
This award recognizes and places value on the commitment and effort made by city councils, associations and other local governments together with their collaborators in the task of incorporating children and adolescents at the center of their political agenda.
In this way, Campos del Río has been recognized as a municipality where the voices, needs, priorities and rights of children are an integral part of the policies, programs and public decisions adopted by the Government Team since its different areas of action in the administration of municipal public resources.
After a plenary agreement dated September 28, 2017, the City of Campos del Río, determined its desire to request UNIFEC Spanish Committee, the Seal of Recognition 'Child Friendly City' that has now been granted by the Permanent Secretariat of the Child Friendly Cities Program, body responsible for the study of different reports of actions submitted from the consistory and which have been evaluated by UNICEF, obtaining the success of the award of this award that the municipality receives and which implies the beginning of a process of high responsibility for the town council under a learning and continuous improvement itinerary to develop, together with the various social actors, local policies and initiatives that favor the real implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as continue implementing policies and action measures that improve the well-being of children and adolescents in
Upon hearing the news, the mayor of Campos del Rio, María José Pérez Cerón, expressed her satisfaction at the granting of this very important international recognition for what she has expressed "Today is a day of joys for Campos del Río, since this award is undoubtedly a great satisfaction for all because it means the recognition and enhancement of the daily management we do together, municipal government and society in general, focused on policies aimed at the promotion and protection of Children and Adolescents in Campos del Río, since children and young people are our seed and our future, more than enough reasons to continue fighting for and for them ".
The institutional ceremony of the award ceremony will take place at the Exhibition and Congress Palace of the city of Oviedo on November 27.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Campos del Río