11 October 2019: - Since 2012, the 11th of October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight the needs and problems of girls, and to call for efforts to meet their needs and fulfil their rights, in partnership with them. This year’s theme - GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable – celebrates the changes that are occurring in girls’ lives worldwide. Today, as we near the end of the second decade of the 21st century, more girls are joining and completing their schooling, fewer are getting married, and fewer are becoming mothers whilst they are still children. Increasingly, girls are informing and organizing themselves to find and implement solutions to the problems they face.
12 August 2019 | The theme of International Youth Day 2019 is "Transforming Education", highlighting the need to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all young people. Education is essential to prepare children and young people for their lives. It is also pivotal to good health, gender equality, peace and security.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL
11 October 2018: On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl, WHO has launched a compilation of all its current guideline recommendations on the evidence-based actions that can be used to address the principal sexual and reproductive health and rights issues affecting adolescents.
Young people need good-quality comprehensive sexuality education
10 January 2018 | The fully revised UN International technical guidance on sexuality education advocates for quality comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives.
19 October 2017: For the first time, WHO has published guidelines to help (primarily) front-line healthcare providers give high-quality, compassionate, and respectful care to children and adolescents (up to age 18) who have or may have experienced sexual abuse, including sexual assault or rape.
20 September 2017: When children move into early adolescence, they begin to take on new gender roles associated with femininity and masculinity, often reinforcing socially and culturally conventional gender norms related with being women or men. These gender roles have an impact upon the decisions that young people in early adolescence make, and therefore upon their health and well-being. They have an impact on the choices young adolescents make in relation to sexual and inter-personal relationships, which can have an effect on their health and well-being throughout the rest of their lives.
12 August 2017: This year's International Youth Day takes the theme of “Youth Building Peace”.
Today’s generation of youth (defined by the UN as persons aged 18 through 29) is the largest the world has ever known and as such will have a major role in shaping the world of tomorrow. To this end, youth need to be actively engaged and invited to participate in the design and development of research and programmes that affect them. This was recognised by the UN Security Council in its 2015 resolution urging Member States to increase representation of youth in decision-making at all levels. Whilst the resolution focused primarily on global security, it is equally relevant for health.
22 August 2016: New research published today shows that there are number of intervention studies which can help to improve health outcomes in young people (ages 10-24), but there is no single action or intervention which can work for all young people, to address all of their needs. While several high-quality studies were found, they may only be applicable in specific settings for specific outcomes. More evidence is needed to show whether they can apply to other settings or help to improve additional sexual and reproductive health outcomes for young people.
International Day of the Girl Child
International Youth Day 2019
Working to safeguard the health, well-being and human rights of adolescents with WHO guidelines