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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.

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 on Effective School Health) Initiative. The FRESH Framework is a starting point for developing effective school health policies, programmes and services.

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).

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.

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