United Nations publishes new report on comprehensive sexuality education

Despite progress in some countries, far too many fail to ensure that children and young people have the knowledge and skills they need for good health and well-being, according to a new United Nations report. on comprehensive sexuality education (ESI).

Too often teachers are unprepared, students do not learn the range of subjects they need to learn, and misinformation undermines the development of ESI. Today, millions of children and young people continue to receive little information on how to manage the transition to adulthood.

The conclusions of the report, published by UNESCO, UNAIDS, the United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF, UN Women and the World Health Organization, are released on the eve of the Generation Equality Forum, at the that UNESCO will announce a series of concrete commitments on girls’ education.

UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education Stefania Giannini said the findings published in The Road to Comprehensive Sex Education: A World Situation Report, reveal the progress countries are making in providing quality comprehensive sexuality education in schools to all students, but also highlight that much remains to be done.

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