Paris: UNESCO, 2016. 25 p.
This strategy builds on UNESCO’s longstanding commitment to strengthen the links between education and health, reflecting international recognition that a more comprehensive approach to school health and coordinated action across sectors is needed. As stated in the 2015 Incheon Declaration, education develops the skills, values and attitudes that enable citizens to lead healthy and fulfilled lives, make informed decisions, and respond to local and global challenges. It updates previous UNESCO strategies and expands on UNESCO’s work on HIV and on promoting comprehensive sexuality education and safe and inclusive learning environments, placing more emphasis on the role of schools in promoting health. More specifically, it reflects recent developments in the global education, HIV and health agendas, and is aligned with the new UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 3 Health, SDG 4 Education and SDG 5 Gender Equality.
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