UNESCO Spending by Strategy Result Area in 2018-2019 (Core and Non-Core Expenditure and Encumbrances)

Total:   $ 29 080 675



UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It was founded with the mission of contributing to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science and culture.

UNESCO is one of the six founding UNAIDS Cosponsors and is responsible for leading efforts to support countries in scaling up the education sector response to HIV. UNESCO’s Strategy on Education for Health and Well-Being is aligned to the SDGs and the UNAIDS Fast-Track strategy, and establishes the goal of supporting the contribution of national education sectors to ending AIDS and promoting better health and well-being for all children and young people.

As a result of concerted advocacy efforts, UNESCO has succeeded in positioning comprehensive sexuality education as a key issue at the intersection of education, health, gender equality and human rights. Comprehensive sexuality education was referenced explicitly as a part of good-quality education within the Brussels Declaration, the outcome statement of the 2019 Global Education Meeting, and is included in the report of the SDG 4 Steering Committee to the High-level Political Forum. A key achievement has been the endorsement of SDG thematic indicator 4.7.2, developed and validated by UNESCO, to measure countries’ progress in providing comprehensive sexuality education. Work is ongoing to support strengthened country capacity to collect and analyse data on this indicator.

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