UNESCO-International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education (ITGSE) [revised edition-2018]]

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Together with UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, and the WHO, UNESCO completed the extensive technical and political process of updating the “International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education” in January 2018. As a result, the UN has a unified stance on the justification, supporting data, and recommendations for creating and delivering comprehensive sexuality education (CSE).

The updated guidance expands upon the original guidance and incorporates updates and enhancements based on fresh research and verified best practices from around the world. The revision process was influenced and steered by user surveys and structured consultations with experts from a wide range of fields and interest groups.

The updated Guidance is a convenient and very important instrument to move closer to a tipping point for the widespread use of high-quality CSE because of its unified voice, forward-thinking attitude, and focus on significant implementation problems. The revised Guidance examines strategies for utilizing evidence to show young people’s existing needs within national and local contexts, keeping in mind the evidence that sexuality education has the greatest impact when school-based programs are complemented by youth-friendly health services and integrate the involvement of parents and communities.

It examines frameworks and agreements at the global, regional, and local levels that can be utilized to assist CSE implementation at various levels. The updated Guidance also takes into account CSE’s role in achieving several SDGs, particularly Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, Goal 4: Quality Education, and Goal 5: Gender Equality.

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