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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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School Health Matters Beyond 2015: Focusing Resources on Effective School Health

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...

UNDP and UNESCO celebrate International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Beijing

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed experts, educators, students and LGBTQI people at an event to mark the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

This year, the focus of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) young people.

UNESCO’s activities focus on homophobic and transphobic bullying in education and build on its broader work on preventing and...

PRESS RELEASE: Statement from the United Nations in Thailand on the 2015 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

In 2011, Thailand voted for a UN Resolution on combating all forms of discrimination and violence against individuals because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Recent policy developments, such as the Gender Equality Bill and the 2012 Social Welfare Act, have also given broader...

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