United Nations 3rd General Assembly´s Committee - Social, Humanitarian & Cultural


Johanna Roll

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I. International Standards on Sex Education

Due to the fact that more than 50% of the Turkmen population is under the age of 25, Turkmenistan is aware of the importance of youth that therefore needs to be supported and invested in to grow up as a self-aware generation. Turkmenistan gradually introduces international standards to the country´s legal framework and to multiple spheres of economic and social development in line with our traditional values. In accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the UN General Assembly, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Millennium Development Goals and Education for All goals (EFA), including National EFA Programme Turkmenistan secured the right to education irrespective of sex and ethnic identity, to ensure free compulsory secondary education. On account of the national traditional values Turkmenistan does not implement an extensive school curriculum for sex education. Nevertheless, the students are being taught about the human reproductive system, the danger of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) which is confirmed by the results of the Health Behavior in School aged Children (HBSC) survey of 2015. Highly aware of the risks caused by HIV and STIs Turkmenistan has taken multiple actio...

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