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Life skills



ICPD+5 represents the 5-year review and appraisal of the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action.  The 1999 conference was successful in establishing the first specific global target against HIV, with supporting strategies significant to achieving the goal:

Global Goal

  • to achieve 25% reduction in HIV infection rates among young people in the most affected countries by 2005, and globally by 2010.

Supporting Strategy

  • to ensure the right of young people to accurate information and education to prevent and cope with the effects of HIV/AIDS

Thus, ICPD+5 identified education as a central pillar of action in supporting prevention of HIV/AIDS among young people, and school-based health education is a specific tool for achieving this.



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