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

Symposium Comprehensive sexuality education: A global learning and sharing symposium on health, well-being, values and equity I 1-3 June 2022

The Global Partnership Forum on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), gathered by UNESCO and UNFPA, aims to consolidate knowledge management and share strategic information, good practice and research to inform stronger programming on CSE. The forum brings together an active and visible community of CSE advocates and stakeholders, advancing policy and social dialogue on CSE.

In order to take this agenda forward, UNESCO and UNFPA, on behalf of the Global Partnership Forum on CSE, will organise a three-day international virtual symposium from 1-3 June 2022.

The symposium will bring together young people, education professionals, academic experts, donors, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) practitioners and advocates, government representatives, religious and traditional leaders, artists and activists, along with other stakeholders, to present the latest evidence, promote dialogue and provide guidance for advancing effective, evidence-based approaches on education for health, wellbeing and positive values on sexuality.

The symposium will cover three overarching themes:

  • Day 1: Social, cultural and political environment of CSE,
  • Day 2: People’s participation and involvement in CSE,
  • Day 3: Processes and methods of teaching CSE

The symposium will be held in English, with simultaneous translation into French and Spanish.

More information on the symposium

Call for abstracts – deadline 6 April 2022

Up to 65 speakers from different regions of the world will be invited to participate, of which approximately 16 will be selected through a call for papers. Young people, i.e. those aged 25 or younger, will be particularly encouraged to participate and will be invited to present their work.

Contributions are expected on research as well as non-research activities, i.e. innovative programmes, conceptual frameworks and advocacy findings related to comprehensive sexuality education. Successful abstracts will be invited to make oral presentations at the symposium, and may be presented in any of the three languages of the symposium, namely English, French or Spanish. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes long, as part of a panel on a similar theme, with additional time for discussion.

More information on the call for abstracts

Deadline for submission: 6 April