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UNESCO, Myanmar Medical Association and Myanmar universities partner to strengthen sexuality education

Young people comprise nearly a third of Myanmar’s population, and while overall health and education indicators have been improving rapidly for this group in recent years, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is too often overlooked as a critical aspect of their well-being.

UNESCO has recently partnered with the Youth Development Program of the Myanmar Medical Association (YDP) and three universities (in conjunction with their respective Red Cross associations) to respond to the need for improved sexuality education among young people.

UN Cares Cambodia and Indonesia Teams Recognized

The UN Cares Teams in Cambodia and Indonesia were recently recognized for their hard work in addressing HIV-related stigma and discrimination as recipients of 2014 UN Cares Awards. Last December, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon acknowledged the commitment of all UN Cares teams worldwide and congratulated the five winning teams including those in Cambodia and Indonesia.