National Conference on Comprehensive Sexual Education to start on May 24


May 23, 2023


National Conference on Comprehensive Sexual Education to start on May 24

KATHMANDU: The First National Conference on comprehensive sexual education is going to be held in the federal capital, Kathmandu, on May 24 and 25 around the theme, ‘Proceeding ahead extensive sexual education to attain SDG 2030’.

It is expected that the National Conference will contribute towards the effective implementation of the various national and international policies and commitments such as the International Conference on Population and Development held in 1994, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of 2015, the UN resolution 2250 related to youth, peace and security, the UN resolution 1325 related to women, peace and security, the Constitution of Nepal, the National Youth Policy, Youth Vision 2025, the School Education Sector Plan 2022-23 and 2031-32.

The Conference will bring together around 300 national and international participants. The conclave will see the presentation of working papers on various topics related to extensive sexuality education in several sessions. There will also be a poster show.

The Conference will wrap up by issuing the Kathmandu Declaration. It is to be jointly organized by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Health and Population with the financial and technical support of UNFPA, the Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN) and the non-governmental organizations working in the comprehensive sexual education sector.

FPAN said discussions will be held in the Conference on access of youth to age-appropriate, scientific and rights-based comprehensive sexual education, gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, ensuring the rights of minority groups, superstitious beliefs and practices, violence, child marriage, youth’s exodus to foreign countries, teenager and youth-friendly services and environment, and various youth-targeted national policies and their effective implementation.