UNESCO’s work in comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) continues globally, responding to the call from governments, communities, parents, faith leaders and students for sexuality education that is comprehensive and life skills-based. UNESCO has brought CSE to the fore at wide-ranging events and meetings, including:
The 11th Policy Dialogue Forum of the Teacher Task Force in Montego Bay, Jamaica, 6 – 9 November 2018, working towards the strengthening of teacher capacity for delivering good quality CSE.
The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) Global Advisory Meeting in Ottawa, Canada, 11 – 13 December 2018, looking at gender stereotypes, CSE delivery, and strengthening teacher capacity.
A workshop coordinated by the German Federal Centre for Health Education in Remagen, Germany,18-20 February 2019, focusing on the development of training for sexuality educators in the European region.
A UN and faith based organizations meeting on CSE in Sweden, 27-29 March 2019, coordinated by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), helping to identify practical ways to engage in partnerships between multi-faith actors and UN agencies at the regional, national and global level.
As part of these efforts, the revised International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education, published by UNESCO in partnership with UN Women, UNAIDS, WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF, has been published in six languages, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Burmese, with more languages to come. It is available to countries for the process of planning CSE policies and programmes across the world, and many countries are using the document, including Wales, Myanmar and Malaysia.
SOURCE: UNESCO Education for Health and Well-Being E-Updates, May 2019