Proposed UN sex-education guidelines draw flak

09/3/2009 |

Conservative groups have reacted angrily to a UNESCO-proposed set of guidelines on sex education as being age inappropriate and supportive of access to abortion as a right. The guidelines, aimed at curbing HIV/AIDS transmission, were to be distributed to government, school systems and teachers around the globe but have been withdrawn from UNESCO's Web site in the wake of the controversy, and the release of the final document has been postponed. "The main effort is to try to empower young people with knowledge that could actually save their lives," UNESCO's HIV/AIDS coordinator Mark Richmond said. "We want to give them the opportunity for more informed choices than currently exist."

View Full Article in:

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Government & Nonprofit

Job Title Company Location
Leadership Programs Manager
National LGBTQ Task Force
Washington, DC
Executive Director
New York City Anti-Violence Project
New York, NY
Senior Reliability Program Specialist
FedEx Express
Memphis, TN
Supplier Diversity Fellow
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC
Affiliate Relations, External Affairs, & Policy Fellow
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC