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Authors
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Title
Educational Responses to HIV and AIDS for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: Discussion Paper for Decision-Makers
Description of Work
Composed and Printed by UNESCO ED-2007/WS/1 REV - CLD 31149
Imprint
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, January 2007, 33 pp
Description

"This discussion paper is the result of collaboration between the United Nations Educational, Scientifi c and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The inter-agency team participating in the preparation of this paper included: Christopher Castle, Alexandra Draxler, Andrea Miller, Olivier Nay, Mary Joy Pigozzi, Mark Richmond, Justine Sass, Marian Schilperoord, Paul Spiegel and Joan Sullivan-Owomoyela."

Reproduced with the kind permission of UNESCO and UNHCR.

Abstract

"This discussion paper, prepared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is intended for policy-makers and implementers in ministries of education, civil society organizations, and donor and development agencies involved in emergency, reconstruction and development responses.
It examines the current situation with regard to conflict, displacement and HIV, and notes the protection risks faced by refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). It recognises the importance of education for aff ected populations, and refers to the existing and signifi cant work undertaken to develop minimum standards for education in emergency situations. The paper then focuses on the key components of education sector responses to HIV and AIDS, and addresses the policy and programmatic measures required to address the prevention, treatment, care and support needs of refugees and IDPs as well as the HIV-related stigma and discrimination that they often face. The paper concludes with a number of recommendations..."

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