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Addressing Early and Unintended Pregnancy Thematic Brief

This thematic brief provides an overview of the issue of early and unintended pregnancy, looking particularly at how the education sector can respond to the issue.

UNESCO Leads Youth HIV and Sexual Health Training in Myanmar

As Myanmar opens up, it is essential that focus remains not only on the country’s economic potential, but on the health and well-being of its citizens. To that end, Yangon University of Economics’ rector welcomed a recent UNESCO-led sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV training programme for youth leaders held at the school.

Is Thailand the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex paradise it’s often seen to be?

While Thailand is justifiably celebrated for its openness and the important strides it has made in recognizing LGBTI rights, millions continue to face discrimination, inequality and exclusion.

A new era of openness for adolescents and young key populations in Myanmar

Advocates for youth most at risk of HIV exposure in Myanmar found hope for a new era of openness and improved access to policy-makers following a recent event in Nay Pyi Taw.

UNESCO Vacancy: Associate Project Officer (HIV and Health Education)

UNESCO is seeking applications for an Associate Project Officer in HIV and Health Education - based in Dakar (Senegal). Within the framework of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), s/he will provide support to the strengthening and national scale-up of education sector responses to HIV in West and Central Africa (WCA), with a particular focus on the Sahel sub-region.

PRESS RELEASE: Asia-Pacific countries stand united against homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools

BANGKOK, 19 June, 2015 – Asia-Pacific countries have committed to taking steps to address homophobic and transphobic bullying in their schools during a three-day regional consultation organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Asia-Pacific regional offices.

Imagine That: View from the Victims in Anti-Homophobic Bullying Video

“I was bullied, I was hated." "I was spat on" "... and I couldn't tell anyone.". UNESCO's new video "Imagine That" puts viewers into the shoes of young people who face this type of type of torment daily as victims of homophobic and transphobic bullying in Asia-Pacific schools.

Upcoming regional consultation sheds light on homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools in Asia-Pacific

The UNESCO and UNDP Asia-Pacific regional offices are hosting 15-17 June 2015 in Bangkok the Asia-Pacific Consultation on School Bullying on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression.

Scaling up sexuality education and sexual health services for young people across Eastern and Southern Africa: Namibia hosts dialogue on ground breaking Ministerial Commitment

Young people in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) face many challenges today. Nearly two-thirds lack basic knowledge to access crucial sexuality education and health information to protect themselves from issues related to HIV and early pregnancy. With adolescents and young people making up over one third of the region’s population, it is critical we act now.

Good Quality Education for Adolescent Girls for an AIDS-Free Future: UNAIDS IATT on Education Symposium 2015

The UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education will be holding its 2015 Symposium on Good Quality Education for Adolescent Girls for an AIDS-Free Future on 25th June 2015 in Washington DC.

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