There is a growing understanding of the interactions between education and health, as healthy learners learn better and better educated learners have the skills to be healthy. At the World Education forum in 2000, UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Bank jointly launched the FRESH (Focusing Resources on Effective School Health) Initiative. The FRESH Framework is a starting point for developing effective school health policies, programmes and services. It consists of four pillars:
This year, the focus of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) young people.