Ekua Yankah, former programme specialist with the Section on HIV and AIDS at UNESCO Paris, will share her personal reflections on having coordinated the development of the UN International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education (ITGSE) from 2007 to 2009. ITGSE was produced as a global and authoritative guidance for education and health authorities, outlining the rationale for sexuality education, characteristics of effective programmes, and the topics and learning objectives by age group (starting at age 5).
Ekua Yankah is an Afro-German social scientist and activist who has been working as an independent consultant for various UN agencies since 2010. She was recently appointed an adjunct lecturer in the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW, where she works with Peter Aggleton.
Peter Aggleton is Scientia Professor in Education and Health in the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW, where he works on sexuality education, sexual health and HIV, among other topics. Peter is a member of UNESCO’s Global Advisory Group on Sexuality Education.