Wamena, Papua (ANTARA) - None of the districts in Papua Province won the government's award for a Child-Friendly District/City in 2019, Minister of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Yohana Yembise said.

The government had presented the award to Jayapura City in 2018, Yembise said in Jayawijaya district Thursday.

"Last year I presented the award (to Jayapura City). But this year, none of the districts could be categorized as child-friendly," she said.

The government has encouraged districts in Papua to be developed as child-friendly regions. Jayawijaya District had shared its commitment to meet the 24 indicators as a child-friendly district, the minister said.

"Jayapura, Manokwari, Raja Ampat also shared that commitment (to meet the indicators)," she said.

The ministry, July 23, had presented the award of Child-Friendly City (KLA) 2019 to 247 districts/cities in four out of five categories, namely Pratama, Madya, Nindya and Utama.

The highest category is Child-Friendly City, but none of the Indonesian cities was found fit enough to receive it.

Child-Friendly District/City is a manifestation of districts and cities that have child rights-based development systems.

The system is implemented through the integration of commitments and resources of the government, community, media, and business world, which are planned in a comprehensive and sustainable manner in the form of policies, programs, and activities aimed at fulfilling the rights and special protection of children.

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