For every young person, the right to be heard and grow up strong and well-informed.
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Adolescents in Mongolia face many risks related to their health, reproductive health, education, safety and well-being. Substance abuse and mental health problems are on the rise while their school environment is unsafe from violence. However, these risks remain unaddressed because of insufficient financing, limited human resources and unclear service mechanisms.
There is an urgent need for different sectors come together and implement coordinated action to improve the well-being of adolescents.
There has been a five-fold increase in percentage of suicide from all types of mortality among adolescents aged 10-14 since 2013. Youth between the ages of 15 and 24 made up 39% of the common sexually transmitted infection incidences reported in 2017.
UNICEF will collaborate with partners, including the private sector, to ensure that adolescent children to obtain adequate transferrable skills that support learning, mental well-being, employability and active citizenship in formal and non-formal education for vulnerable children and accelerate adolescent and youth engagement in school decision-making, administration and community life.
- Strengthen access to quality mental health support for adolescents
- Support extracurricular activities including student-led clubs, student councils and peereducation.
- Young people’s volunteer engagement and meaningful participation
These resources represent just a small selection of materials related to the Adolescent HIV/AIDS Programme of UNICEF Mongolia and its partners. The list is regularly updated to include the latest information.
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