The Ministry of Health and UNICEF Iran co-organized Coordination Meeting on Adolescent and Youth Wellbeing and Development

15 September 2019
Coordination Meeting on Adolescent and Youth Wellbeing and Development
UNICEF Iran/2019/Sayyari

The Ministry of Health & Medical Education and UNICEF Iran co-organized a half-day “Coordination Meeting and Roundtable on Adolescent and Youth Wellbeing and Development” on 15 September 2019 with the participation of senior officials and experts from the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Ministry of Sports and Youth, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Welfare Organization, the Iranian Red Crescent Society as well as UNICEF, UNFPA and UNAIDS.

In this meeting, participants discussed lessons learnt from a study visit UNICEF had organized for the officials of the Ministry of Health’s Centre for Disease Control, along with practitioners from Adolescent Wellbeing Clubs to Kazakhstan and Adolescent well-being programme, as well as ways forward to joint cross-sectoral adolescent well-being programmes.

In this meeting, participants discussed lessons learnt from a study visit UNICEF had organized for the officials of the Ministry of Health’s Centre for Disease Control, along with practitioners from Adolescent Wellbeing Clubs to Kazakhstan and Adolescent well-being programme, as well as ways forward for joint cross-sectoral adolescent well-being programmes.

In his speech addressing the coordination meeting, UNICEF Deputy Representative, Mr Gilles Chevalier said : “Adolescent and youth programming globally is shifting from what was traditionally called a ‘sector-based approach’ to broader ‘cross-sectoral and integrated approaches’ with greater attention paid to strengthening adolescent and youth development systems.”

UNICEF is supporting the Ministry of Health, and Medical Education to strengthen an innovative model called "Adolescent Wellbeing Clubs" for increasing meaningful access to most at-risk adolescents to enhance their knowledge and skills attitudes on HIV/AIDS prevention.

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