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  1. 3rd global report on adult learning and education: the impact of adult learning and education on health and well-being; employment and the labour market; and social, civic and community life: key messages and executive summary

    This executive summary provides the key messages espoused in the main report. The third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III) draws on monitoring surveys completed by 139 UNESCO Member States to develop a differentiated picture of the global state of adult learning and education (ALE). It evaluates countries’ progress in fulfilling the commitments they made in the Belém Framework for Action, which was adopted at the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) in 2009. …

  2. Promoting health in schools: from evidence to action

    This document complements the recommendations to establish and sustain health promotion in schools set out in the Guidelines to Promote Health in Schools document. It is an advocacy document for the health and education sectors to undertake school health promotion activities based on the evidence of effectiveness. The document provides succinct evidence-based arguments to support the need for school health promotion and advocates for a whole school (Health Promoting Schools) approach to strategically plan and implement school health initiatives. …

  3. Achieving health promoting schools: Guidelines for promoting health in schools

    A considerable body of evidence has emerged in the last twenty years to inform governments, schools, non-government organisations (NGO’s), teachers, parents and students about effective school health programmes. School programmes that are integrated, holistic and strategic are more likely to produce better health and education outcomes than those which are mainly information-based and implemented only in the classroom. These Guidelines for Promoting Health in Schools identify the basic principles and components of this approach. …

  4. Compendium of gender equality and HIV indicators

    The intended purpose of this compendium is to provide program managers, organizations, and policy makers with a menu of indicators to better “know their HIV epidemic/know their response” from a gender perspective in order to: strengthen national and subnational stakeholders’ understanding of their HIV epidemic and response from a gender equality perspective; monitor progress towards eliminating gender-based inequities in HIV responses, and monitor and evaluate programs that address specific types of gender equality interventions in the context of HIV.

  5. Good policy and practice in HIV and health education. Booklet 8: Education sector responses to homophobic bullying

    This booklet is the eighth in a series of publications that address key themes of UNESCO’s work in HIV and Health Education. It marks the first of several contributions to school-based health promotion that UNESCO will produce to complement our work in HIV and sexuality education. The booklet lays out the context, extent and impact of homophobic bullying and synthesizes lessons learned as well as good policies and practices for an education sector response to homophobic bullying. This booklet is intended mainly for education sector policy-makers, planners and managers. …

  6. UNESCO's strategy for HIV and AIDS

    This strategy summarises UNESCO's role in its capacity as a specialised agency of the UN. It provides a framework to guide the collective efforts of UNESCO at global, regional and country levels and describes how UNESCO will contribute to the goal of Universal Access and address current challenges in the response to HIV and AIDS. More specifically, it sets out UNESCO's contribution to the achievement of the goals of the UNAIDS Strategy and Outcome Framework 2011-2015 and UNESCO's role within the revised UNAIDS Division of Labour. …

  7. Human Rights and HIV/AIDS: Now More Than Ever. 10 reasons why human rights should occupy the global AIDS struggle

    Declaración que entrega diez razones por las que los Derechos Humanos deben ser el eje de las políticas de respuesta al VIH/sida, y como esta orientación no siempre es considerada. Incluye un listado de portales de internet.

  8. UNESCO's short guide to the essential characteristics of effective HIV prevention

    This booklet aims to increase understanding of the characteristics of efficient and effective HIV and AIDS responses. It is designed to explain in a user-friendly and accessible format what these characteristics mean in practice, and how they can be applied, integrated and institutionalised into HIV and AIDS planning and programme processes. It targets programme implementers and project managers developing and implementing activities (largely in the area of HIV prevention) within UNESCO. …

  9. EDUCAIDS evaluation, 2009: key findings, recommendations and UNESCO's actions

    In 2008, UNESCO commissioned an independent evaluation of the implementation of EDUCAIDS, the UNAIDS Global Initiative on Education and HIV & AIDS (led by UNESCO) that seeks to prevent the spread of HIV through education and to protect the core functions of the education system from the worst effects of the epidemic. The evaluation was conducted by an external consultant and completed in 2009. …

  10. Intensifying HIV prevention: UNAIDS policy position paper

    El objetivo primordial del documento es activar y movilizar la intensificación de la prevención del VIH con el propósito final de alcanzar el acceso universal al tratamiento y prevención del VIH. El documento define las principales acciones que deben llevarse a cabo para contener la propagación de nuevas infecciones por el VIH e invertir así el curso de la epidemia de SIDA. Asimismo, indica las medidas que deben tomarse para reducir con prontitud y eficacia el déficit de la prevención del VIH a partir de la sinergia entre la prevención y la atención del VIH, y para asegurar la sostenibilidad del la ampliación del tratamiento del VIH en el contexto actual. Destaca también el papel del ONUSIDA en la intensificación de la prevención del VIH y señala los métodos que pueden emplearse para emprender acciones de apoyo conjuntas. El presente documento está dirigido a todos aquellos que desempeñan una función de liderazgo en la prevención, tratamiento y atención del VIH. Sus fundamentos se basan en la Declaración de compromiso sobre el VIH/SIDA adoptada por todos los Estados Miembros de las Naciones Unidas en la Décima Reunión de la Junta Coordinadora del Programa del ONUSIDA, celebrada en Río de Janeiro en diciembre de 2000. El documento se apoya además en los compromisos expresados en el Programa de Acción de la Conferencia Internacional sobre Población y Desarrollo y en la Plataforma para la Acción de Beijing, así como en los informes de seguimiento de éstos. Asimismo, destaca las significativas oportunidades que existen para el fortalecimiento de la prevención del VIH en el contexto de los programas de terapia antirretrovírica tales como la Iniciativa "Tres millones para 2005", destinada a ampliar el tratamiento antirretrovírico en los países en desarrollo. Este documento consta de cuatro secciones principales. En la Sección 1 se exponen los motivos por los que la prevención del VIH debe reforzarse considerablemente a fin de superar los retos actuales y aprovechar las oportunidades existentes. En la Sección 2 se describen las acciones clave que han de constituir el núcleo de la respuesta de prevención del VIH y los principios centrales subyacentes a dichas acciones. En la Sección 3, se señalan los pasos que deben seguir los asociados nacionales para ampliar la prevención del VIH en el ámbito nacional. En la Sección 4 se describe el apoyo que proporcionará a este proceso el ONUSIDA. Por último, el apoyo que la Junta Coordinadora del Programa del ONUSIDA manifestó al presente Documento de Posición de Política en su Decimoséptima Reunión está recogido en el Anexo.

  11. International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence-informed approach for schools, teachers and health educators

    Based on a rigorous and current review of evidence on sexuality education programmes, this International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education is aimed at education and health sector decision-makers and professionals. It has been produced to assist education, health and other relevant authorities in the development and implementation of school-based sexuality education programmes and materials. Volume I focuses on the rationale for sexuality education and provides sound technical advice on characteristics of effective programmes. …

  12. Manual for integrating HIV and AIDS education in school curricula

    This tool was developed by UNESCO's IBE with the goal of improving teaching and learning on HIV and AIDS in official basic education curricula. It includes a set of tools, assembled in a manual, to support the development and adaptation of quality teaching and learning material for HIV and AIDS education, as well as teacher training. Some of the key issues addressed in this manual include: How can HIV and AIDS education be integrated more effectively into existing curricula and school programmes? How can HIV and AIDS teaching and learning materials be effectively adapted or developed? …

  13. EDUCAIDS: overviews of practical resources

    The EDUCAIDS Overviews of Practical Resources provide guidance on the technical and operational aspects of this response. They are intended for technical staff, programme implementers and managers in ministries of education, technical staff in UN and other development cooperation agencies, and civil society partners. The secondary audiences of these Overviews are much broader and include school principals, educators, parents and communities. Each Overview provides an analysis and summary of approximately 20 reviewed and selected resources. …

  14. A strategic approach: HIV and AIDS and education

    This document updates the 2003 United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education publication, HIV/AIDS and Education: A Strategic Approach. It presents a strategic vision of the important role that education must play in addressing HIV, identifies key priorities for responding to HIV and AIDS through education, puts forward two central objectives for education responses, and outlines how the response should be tailored to the local epidemiological situation and other factors.

  15. Joint ILO/WHO guidelines on health services and HIV/AIDS

    The purpose of these guidelines is to promote the sound management of HIV/AIDS in health services, including the prevention of occupational exposure. Furthermore, the purpose is to ensure that health-care workers have decent, safe and healthy working conditions, while ensuring effective care that respects the needs and rights of patients, especially those living with HIV/AIDS. …

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