International technical guidance on sexuality education: An evidence-informed approach

The international technical guidance on sexuality education was developed to assist education, health and other relevant authorities in the development and implementation of school-based and out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education programmes and materials.

It is immediately relevant for government education ministers and their professional staff, including curriculum developers, school principals and teachers. Non-governmental organizations, youth workers and young people can also use the document as an advocacy or accountability tool, for example by sharing it with decision-makers as a guide to best practices and/or for its integration within broader agendas, such as the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Guidance is also useful for anyone involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of sexuality education programmes both in and out of school, including stakeholders working on quality education, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), adolescent health and/or gender equality, among other issues.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Education; Health; HIV and AIDS; Prevention; Sexual and reproductive health and rights; Youth

Resource type: Best practices

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2018

Number of pages: 139

ISBN/ISSN: 978-92-3-100259-5

Publishing entities: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UN-AIDS); United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); World Health Organization (WHO)