We design colorful websites that motivate positive change…

We design colorful websites that motivate positive change…

CLIENT: UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Initiative

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) is a UNICEF-led initiative that supports municipal governments in realizing the rights of children at the local level using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as its foundation. It is also a network that brings together government and other stakeholders such as civil society organizations, the private sector, academia, media and, importantly, children themselves who wish to make their cities and communities more child-friendly. The initiative was launched in 1996 by UNICEF and UN-Habitat to act on the resolution passed during the second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) to make cities livable places for all. The UN Conference declared that the wellbeing of children is the ultimate indicator of a healthy habitat, a democratic society and of good governance.

Big Yellow Taxi has utilized the latest HTML5, CSS 3, and WordPress technologies to create a compelling, effective and visually appealing web presence for our other clients. We offer custom design to meet our client’s individual goals and maintenance to serve their ongoing needs. For the CFCI, Big Yellow Taxi designed, developed, and now hosts and maintains the main website, as well as an accompanying microsite called the U-Kid Index.


For 70 years, UNICEF has worked to improve the lives of children and their families. Despite remarkable challenges around the world, UNICEF staffers fight for the rights of every child seeking safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflicts, and equality. UNICEF works with the United Nations other United Nations agencies to make sure that children are on the global agenda, striking a balance between thorough research and practical solutions for children. They aim to make the world a safe and inclusive place for children to grow, having decreased child mortality on a global scale. UNICEF works to make sure solutions reach all children, everywhere and believes that quality education is a right for all children, whether in the developing world or amidst conflict and crisis. Wherever there is a crisis, UNICEF strives to reach children and families in the hardest hit regions with lifesaving resources. UNICEF fights for the equal rights of women and girls, with their full participation in political, social and economic development around the world. The belief that the complex challenges children face can be met with innovative, creative solutions backed by rigorous research and thoughtful analysis helps promote global programs and initiatives. UNICEF is also known for providing and transporting critical medicine, aid and supplies to the world’s most needy children.