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HIV/AIDS transmission, were to be distributed to government, school systems and teachers around the globe but have been withdrawn from UNESCO's Web site in the wake of the controversy, and the release of the final document has been postponed.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
Sales Engineer: Aerospace and Defense
Hydra-Electric Company
Burbank, CA
Membership Ambassador
The National LGBT Bar Association
Washington, DC
Senior Electrical Sensor Engineer
Hydra Electric Company
Burbank, CA
Business Development Associate
Banneker Industries, Inc.
North Smithfield, RI
Associate Director of Training
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
San Francisco, CA