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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 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.

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 attention in Thailand to equality and sexual diversity, particularly for transgender people. These positive developments recognise and affirm that LGBTI persons in Thailand can fully participate in all aspects of public life, and are entitled to claim their human rights, which is especially important for young people.

Strengthening delivery of HIV and sexuality education in Namibia

The National Institute of Educational Development (NIED) in partnership with UNESCO and UNICEF is rolling out training of Life Skills Teachers on revised Life skills curriculum including HIV and Sexuality Education for Grades 4 -7. The training which started in March 2015 will run through to November 2015. At least 500 Life skills teachers are expected to be reached.

MEDIA ADVISORY: BMA, UNESCO and partners light up Bangkok Art and Culture Centre lights up with week of activities for International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) 2015

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), UNESCO Bangkok and many partners will light up the façade of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre with a massive rainbow-coloured display to commemorate this year’s International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

Developing an education sector response to early and unintended pregnancy

This discussion paper was prepared by UNESCO for the global consultation on education sector responses to early and unintended pregnancy (EUP) held in Johannesburg in November 2014. The paper describes global and regional specificities of EUP, the causes behind it, and the implications for the education sector, highlighting the current status of the education sector response and examples of ongoing programs and initiatives aimed at preventing EUP through comprehensive sexuality education and ensuring the right to education for pregnant and parenting girls.

PROTECTION. Men and condoms in the time of HIV and AIDS

PROTECTION. Men and condoms in the time of HIV and AIDS is a full length, creative documentary filmed with men and boys in Sierra Leone, South Africa and Kenya now available in DVD and digital streaming formats from the Media Education Foundation (MEF).

Vera Brezhneva, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, met with young leaders in Minsk

On April 9, 2015 Vera Brezhneva, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, met with the members of youth volunteer organizations in the Republic of Belarus, to discuss the opportunities of using the Internet and social media to promote healthy lifestyle and prevent HIV among adolescents.

UNESCO and UN Cares Indonesia Organised Learning Session on Discrimination and Disability

UNESCO and UN Cares Indonesia organised it first learning session on discrimination and disability. The session was hosted by UNESCO Office in Jakarta on 8 April 2015. It was well attended by more than 35 participants from UNDP, ILO, UNDSS, and UNESCO.

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