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The right of access to comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is grounded in fundamental human rights and is a means to empower young people to protect their health, well-being and dignity. This Operational Guidance sets out UNFPA's framework for CSE, which is one of five prongs to UNFPA‘s Adolescent and Youth Strategy. This document guides UNFPA's support to governments and other partners as CSE programmes, both in and out of school, are designed, implemented and evaluated. Building on current standards, it outlines steps to identify priorities, implement actions and evaluate outcomes - providing country-specific examples, tools for programme managers and technical advisers.

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he right of access to comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is grounded in fundamental human rights and is a means to empower young people to protect their health, well-being and dignity. This Operational Guidance sets out UNFPA's framework for CSE, which is one of five prongs to UNFPA‘s Adolescent and Youth Strategy. This document guides UNFPA's support to governments and other partners as CSE programmes, both in and out of school, are designed, implemented and evaluated. Building on current standards, it outlines steps to identify priorities, implement actions and evaluate outcomes - providing country-specific examples, tools for programme managers and technical advisers.Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive today, and because they are the shapers and leaders of our global future. They matter because they have inherent human rights that must be fulfilled. Yet, in a world of adult concerns, young people are often overlooked. This tendency cries out for urgent correction, because it imperils youth as well as economies and societies at large.

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"This annual report summarizes the 2013 programmes, objectives and initiatives achieved, both globally and regionally, in 2013. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, worked with 159 countries, territories and other areas in 2013 to help deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled."

 

 

 

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The 2014 edition of Adding It Up expands the scope of the report and provides new estimates of the needs for and costs and benefits of sexual and reproductive health interventions in the following key areas:...

 

 

 

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  • More than 40 per cent of the world’s population are under 25, they are shaping both humanity’s future, and its present. UNFPA is the lead United Nations agency working in over 150 countries to promote the sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights of young people. We are committed to ensuring that young people have the information, services and supplies they need to make a safe, healthy and fulfilling transition from adolescence to adulthood. We see this as a moral obligation as well as a social, economic and political necessity.   
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The State of World Population 2013 and all related press materials and website content are embargoed for release until 1000 GMT on Wednesday, 30 October 2013.

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Conscious of the need for policies, programmes, institutions and partnerships as well as allocations of appropriate resources that are commensurate with the challenges and priorities for achieving human well-being and sustainable development, identified by the regional review of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the recommendations for its follow up beyond 2014, including ensuring an integrated approach to inclusive economic growth and inclusive social development, the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standards of physical and mental health, equality of opportunity for all as well access to social and health services and the need to recognize equality and dignity as central to progress and peace and security,

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The State of the World Population 2013, “Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy,” examines the circumstances that often lead to adolescent pregnancy and provides new statistics on the impact of adolescent pregnancy on girls’ health, education and future economic productivity. 

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People living with HIV  In 2012, there were 35.3 million [32.2 million–38.8 million] people living with HIV. - Since the start of the epidemic around 75 million [63 million–89 million] have become infected with HIV

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Inside this issue:
- 3rd Youth Dialogue
- International Youth Day 2013
- Training of Trainers (TOT) Activities

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