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Video and Report on the Asia - Pacific Regional Consultation on Sexuality Education and Gender Now Available

On 18 - 21 July 2011, UNFPA, UNESCO and UNICEF jointly organised the Asia Pacific Regional Consultation on Sexuality Education and Gender, with a Special Focus on Adolescent Girls. The meeting offered a platform for countries to share their evidence and experience and gain knowledge on how to effectively invest resources in sexuality education programs and policies.

The Regional Consultation brought together governments, civil society, development partners, and researchers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Timor-Leste. They were joined by representatives from Guatemala, Ethiopia and Malawi, where a global UN initiative to support adolescent girls has been piloted.

The meeting covered a broad range of topics including: international guidance on sexuality education; implementation of sexuality education programmes in and out of school; criteria for assessing quality and costs; attention to gender issues; and inclusion of adolescent girls in programmes. Good and promising practices were presented and discussed, and smaller group sessions allowed participants the opportunity to share more specific tools, experiences, and local adaptations to global guidance.  The final report is available to download here (pdf, 1.6mb) or

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