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Rights of children

1. All the children in the city, whatever their gender, have the right to living conditions that help in  their physical, mental and ethical development and to enjoy all the rights recognized by the 1989 International Convention on the Rights of the Child. In accordance with this convention, a child is any person under the age of 18.

2. The city ensures that all children live in decent conditions and, in particular, that they have the opportunity to receive normal schooling that contributes to their personal development, in the respect of human rights. Where not provided by other levels of government, the city provides free and compulsory primary education for all and ensures, together with the competent authorities, that secondary education is duly provided. 
 
3. In fulfilling their responsibility, city inhabitants respect the dignity and rights of children including those of disabled children. 
 
Suggested Action Plan 
 
a) Establish a public childcare network, consisting of nursery schools and other premises, located in the various areas of the city and with universal access, to provide comprehensive care for children and youth;
 
b) Establish a monitoring mechanism that enables the city to intervene in cases where people under the age of 18 are at risk, confronted by danger and violence, particularly orphans, homeless children, children victims of any form of exploitation, HIV/Aids sufferers and those displaced by war;
 
c) Opening and/or strengthening of care centers for children, with healthcare, counseling and family relief services;
 
d) Design and implementation of measures for the access to the city by children;
 
e) Implement specific mechanisms of social protection for youth;
 
f) Launch an information campaign on the international Convention on the Rights of the Child;
 
g) Establish specific measures to assist disabled children.