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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.

UNESCO seeking two HIV consultants

UNESCO is seeking two consultants to be based in Dakar, Senegal. An HIV and Health Consultant for a period of eight months and an HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender Consultant for a period of four months.

World Health Day 2015 on Food Safety - Empower children as tomorrow's consumers

All children start to handle food at certain points in their lives, whether eating food prepared by others, or preparing it for themselves. They need to learn about the risks associated with unsafe practices to prevent foodborne diseases and to become informed consumers who are able to make safe choices.

School-Related Gender-Based Violence Thematic Brief

This thematic brief provides an overview of the issue of school-related gender-based violence and includes a selection of resources, news and blogs from partners working to ensure that schools are safe learning spaces for all.

School-Related Gender-Based Violence Calendar

The UNESCO Office in New Delhi has recently published a desk calendar on school-related gender-based violence. The 2015 calendar provides advocacy, advice and information for government officials and policy-makers, local governance and community leaders, school leaders, teachers, students, parents and guardians on how to promote violence-free school programmes.

UNESCO and partners launch infographic drawing attention to barriers to HIV testing among young people in Asia and the Pacific

The sooner that a young person is tested for HIV, the sooner they can access life-saving treatments, and testing is also a key entry point to prevention. In many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, a young person under 18 to consent to an HIV test unless they have consent from a parent or guardian. But for many young people involving their parents in the decision to have an HIV test could be disastrous.

Technical consultation on healthy lifestyle education in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

On 16-18 February, 2015 UNESCO Moscow Office in collaboration with UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, WHO Regional Office for Europe, the German Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) European Network organized a technical consultation for 18 European and Central Asian countries to review the progress made in providing adolescents and youth with access to health education, including comprehensive education on sexual and reproductive health, and identify opportunities to improve the quality and effectiveness of such education at national scale.

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