Poble Nou de Benitatxell has obtained recognition as a 'Child Friendly City' granted by UNICEF to localities committed to the fulfillment of the rights of girls, boys and adolescents in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The City Council requested this badge last February 2020 through the plenary session. From then on, Unicef carried out a monitoring process with the municipality to assess whether the required lines of action were being followed in relation to childhood and adolescence. Among them, the promotion of children's participation,
creation of municipal childhood plans, the promotion of policies for the benefit of the youngest or the promotion of networking among the members of the initiative.
As the Councilor for Education and Children, Jorge Pascual, recalled, Benitatxell has been promoting initiatives for children and adolescents since March 2019, when the Consell de la Infància i l'Adolescència was established. Since then, the proposals of the councilors and councilors have been kept in mind, who at the end of each course transmit their requests to public officials so that they can be implemented in local policies. In fact, it is expected that one of the great demands of the Consell, that of the improvement and expansion of the skate park, will be carried out shortly.
Also in 2021, the Local Plan for Children and Adolescents of El Poble Nou de Benitatxell (PLIA) has been approved, an instrument that establishes the main lines of action for the effective development of all children's rights. The PLIA marks the actions by strategic lines of action that must be carried out
carried out in a period of 4 years (until 2024). The main objective is to meet the needs and realities of the local child and adolescent population.
The 'Child Friendly City' badge, which rewards administrations and governments that develop strategies for the well-being of children, defend their rights, encourage their participation and make cities safer environments for the youngest, It will be delivered on July 14 through an act