On December 7, 2013, ministers and their representatives from 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa came together to endorse and adopt the UN commitment for Eastern and Southern Africa with its recommendations for bold action in response to HIV and the education/health challenges experienced by young people.
Recognising the urgency of the situation facing young people, education and health ministers have now committed to addressing young people's realities by ramping up sexuality education and health services in their countries.
A copy of the commitment will be published in the coming days on this website - in English, French and Portuguese.
To see pictures of supporters and from the ministerial meeting please scroll to the bottom of http://youngpeopletoday.net/photo-project/
This part of the YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY campaign has been a unanimous success. Now we must ensure ministers keep to their word and implement the bold actions they have promised. The campaign continues ...
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT in helping to bring about this pivotal moment in the history of the HIV epidemic and the young people of Eastern and Southern Africa.
Young people have a right to receive more than just basic facts about HIV, health, gender, sex and relationships.
By combining comprehensive sexuality education with youth-friendly health services, young people are empowered to make informed decisions that affect their relationships, health and prosperity.