International Adolescent Health Week, celebrated the 3rd full week in March yearly, is a grass-roots initiative for young people, their health care providers, their teachers, their parents, their advocates and their communities to come together and celebrate young people and with an ultimate goal of working collectively towards improving the health and well-being of the over 1 billion adolescents across the globe today.
The Mission of International Adolescent Health Week is to inspire adolescents and their communities to advocate for a successful transition into adulthood. It is based on the idea that small actions by many people working together create big changes.
Lime green is the official colour of International Adolescent Health Week.
The UNESCO Chair supports and participates in the International Adolescent Health Week, with the organisation of two events
- La santé au quotidien dans les établissements scolaires (Everyday Health in Schools), interactive webinar (in French), on 24 March at 18.00-19.00 (CET)
- Exploring Global Inequalities in Adolescent Health and Healthcare, interactive webinar (in English), on 25 March at 13.00-14.00 (CET)