If parents, or parents-to-be, didn’t already have countless reasons to raise their offspring in windy Wellington, UNICEF and Wellington City Council are adding to the list.
It has been confirmed that Wellington is officially registered for UNICEF’s Child Friendly Initiative, ensuring the rights, active participation and interests of our capital’s children are a priority for local government.
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, who attended the national Child Friendly Cities forum in February, showed full support of the positive changes the initiative is expected to bring.
“Making our city good for children makes it good for everybody… Children and young people are very aware of the future. Our Youth Council and other organisations inspire us to reduce pollution and make Wellington fit for future generations,” she said.
Working toward full UNICEF accreditation, Wellingtonians and their youngsters can look forward to seeing more green spaces for plants and animals, being more protected from violence and abuse, and being treated equally regardless of ethnicity, religion, income, gender or ability. So, keep those little ones coming, Wellington!