UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education Health Education, Prevention, Health Promotion, Children and Young People

Annual International Adolescent Health Week

The annual International Adolescent Health Week (IAHW), will be taking place this year from 15-21 March. It is a week of dynamic participatory events to inspire adolescents and their communities to advocate for a successful transition into adulthood. The 2020 IAHW theme is: transforming Risk into Wellness with Resilience, Healthy Lifestyle, and Holistic Well-being. The International Association of Adolescent Health (IAAH) and the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education are supporting this initiative.

Individuals and organizations from all over the world (the IAHW map is here) participate in this event. It is an opportunity for all professionals who work with young people to run events locally. The website contains a number of toolkits for people to use, for example the IAHW Planning Toolkit and the IAHW Healthy Lifestyles Toolkit.

As part of this initiative, the UNESCO Chair, in partnership with the UNESCO Chair in Sexual Health and Human Rights is organizing a French interactive webinar on adolescent sexual health. It will take place on 16 March from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will be accessible to all. More information on the dedicated webpage (in French).