Achieving the Millennium Development Goals – Teaching for Action+UNAIDS

The INEE newsletter once brings news of new information, sources and events. This one is about the MDGs and education.

(Committee on Teaching About the United Nations)

Date: January 14, 2011
Location: UN Headquarters in NYC, North Lawn Building

All 192 member states of the United Nations have signed a time-bound agreement to work to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; and ensure environmental sustainability and child protection all by 2015. The 8th goal emphasizes that the MDGs can best be achieved through multifaceted global partnerships. At the ten-year mark, an assessment of progress on meeting the MDGs is underway.

Panel presentations will offer information and updates of the progress being made toward the MDGs. The session on Education will be moderated by INEE Director Lori Heninger.

To register and for more information on speakers and panels, visit the Committee websitehere.

REPORT: An Education in Conflict
(Al Jazeera) 

Despite widespread commitments on paper to the second Millennium Development Goal – the provision of universal primary education by 2015 – 72 million children remain out of school. More worryingly, 39 million (54 per cent) of these children reside in conflict-affected fragile states (CAFS), where they face multiple pressures in terms of lack of access to basic rights, and an accompanying unwillingness on the part of international donors or even local governments to place an emphasis on providing education.

To learn more on education in CAFS and the issues in achieving the MDGs, read the full reporthere.


The second item is a resource from UNAIDS

RESOURCE: UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Education

(Education Cluster, INEE, UNAIDS and UNICEF)  

This guide on HIV in Education in Emergencies provides information for education practitioners who provide, manage or support education services in emergencies. It provides guidance for mainstreaming HIV and sexual and reproductive health issues into formal and non- formal education responses for adolescents 10-19 years old.

Multiple approaches are needed to respond to the HIV epidemic.  Such combined measures help to reduce immediate risk, change underlying social dynamics that make people vulnerable to HIV, and better respond to the needs of people living with HIV. The education sector has a role to play in all these preventive measures, and this guide provides information on all four areas. For schools and learning spaces, this means that life skills based HIV education (behavioural measures) is undertaken within a protective and enabling learning environment which has access to services (legislative/structural measures).

To access the guide, click here.



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