International technical guidance on sexuality education

No. of pages: 139

Publication date: January 2018

Author: UNESCO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO

Publisher: UNESCO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO

ISBN: 978-92-3-100259-5

The International technical guidance on sexuality education is a technical tool that presents the evidence base and rationale for delivering comprehensive sexuality education to young people in order to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals. The guidance identifies the characteristics of effective comprehensive sexuality education programmes, recommends essential topics and learning objectives that should be covered in curricula for all learners, and outlines approaches for planning, delivering and monitoring comprehensive sexuality education programmes.

Its purpose is to support curriculum developers and programme managers to create and adapt comprehensive sexuality education curricula that is appropriate to their context, along with effective implementation and monitoring measures. It is also a resource for advocacy in favour of young people's health and well-being.