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  1. UNESCO's strategy for responding to HIV and AIDS

    As the UN specialised agency for education, UNESCO supports lifelong learning that builds and maintains essential skills, competencies, knowledge, behaviours and attitudes. This includes learning in formal educational settings; through non-formal educational activities; and through informal education. …

  2. UNESCO guidelines on language and content in HIV and AIDS-related materials

    The complexity of HIV and AIDS, and the fact that what makes them exceptional is the stigma attached – a real impediment to prevention – makes the way we describe, discuss and portray HIV and AIDS instrumental to our success in effectively responding to the pandemic. It is for this reason that UNESCO has developed the UNESCO Guidelines on Language and Content in HIV- and AIDS-Related Materials. …

  3. Quality education and HIV and AIDS

    This paper presents a framework for quality education to show how education systems can and must change in their analysis and conduct in relation to HIV and AIDS. It summarises the 10 dimensions of the framework, considers how HIV and AIDS impact each of these dimensions and summarises some practical applications of how education can and should respond to the pandemic from a quality perspective. The paper was developed for the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education. …

  4. Living and learning in a world with HIV/AIDS: HIV/AIDS at school

    Three booklets have been prepared as part of UNESCO's response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, aimed at promoting a supportive school environment of non-discrimination towards people who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS: for teachers, parents and young people.This kit contains three booklets (teachers supporting young people, parents supporting young people, young people acting together) and a poster. The Russian version has been adpated to the Central Asian context.

  5. HIV/AIDS and young people: hope for tomorrow

    This booklet examines the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people, looking at why they are being hit by the epidemic. It puts forward some ideas for HIV/AIDS prevention education and lists some principles for working with young people.

  6. Global reach: how trade unions are responding to AIDS. Case studies of union action

    Global Reach: how trade unions are responding to AIDS is a set of 11 case studies which illustrate the wide range of responses by trade unions to the HIV epidemic.The case studies, based on the experiences of working people in Africa, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean, show that the massive memberships and well-structured networks of trade unions are a powerful tool in the response to HIV. …

  7. EDUCAIDS: Technical briefs

    The EDUCAIDS Technical Briefs are two-page summaries of key issues related to the five essential components of a comprehensive education sector response to HIV and AIDS: 1) quality education; 2) content, curriculum and learning materials; 3) educator training and support; 4) policy, management and systems; and 5) approaches and illustrative entry points. All of these components need to be in place and working well to ensure optimal success. …

  8. EDUCAIDS: framework for action

    Recognising the vital role of the education sector in national responses to HIV and AIDS, the UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations (CCO) launched EDUCAIDS, the Global Initiative on Education and HIV and AIDS, in March 2004. A UNAIDS initiative led by UNESCO with the collaboration of key stakeholders, EDUCAIDS seeks to promote, develop and support comprehensive education sector responses to HIV and AIDS. …

  9. Prisons and AIDS: UNAIDS point of view

    The AIDS virus has been found in prisons in most countries of the world. This should be a source of the utmost concern -- not only for prisoners and prison staff, but for society in general.

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