Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace – Youth-GPS (2016-2020). UNDP. (2016)


Young people still face a serious array of development challenges, and their needs and aspirations are regularly overlooked. They are often victims of multiple and interlocked forms of discrimination and face significant barriers to full participation in public life – having adverse impacts on the economy, politics, peace and development at large. How this cohort of young people is supported and engaged will significantly determine the prospects of sustainable development and peace in the coming years.

Youth-GPS is a systematic response to the concerns young people have expressed in global, regional and national fora and the growing demand at all levels for cutting-edge and strategic support in youth programming in all development contexts.


Keywords: HIV, responses, gender, violence, human rights



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Youth Toolkit - The Generation that will End AIDS: An Action Package for Young People towards the High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS 2016. The PACT. (2016)


The United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM) will take place on June 8–10, 2016 in New York City. The HLM aims to “undertake a comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declarations on HIV/AIDS.” This important global convening will bring civil society organizations, people living with HIV, governments, and decision-makers together to renew the commitment and engagement of global leaders to accelerate a comprehensive universal and integrated response to HIV.

Keywords: HLM2016, HIV epidemic, young people, MDG, civil society 

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All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS. (2015)


To end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, specific—yet flexible—strategies are needed for different age groups, populations and geographical locations. Ending the epidemic among adolescents requires amplifying investments where they can make the most difference and fostering innovation by adolescents and youth themselves, as well as governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector.


Keywords: HIV, treatment, key populations, zero discrimination, children, adolescents

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Creating an Enabling Legal and Policy Environment for Young People to Access Harm Reduction Services. UNESCO, UNAIDS, DLA PIPER, Youth LEAD, UNODC and AIDS Data Hub. (2015)


For millions of young people who use drugs from Asia and the Pacific, services that could improve their health, encourage recovery and bring about a better quality of life are often denied. Stigma, discriminatory laws and policies prevent many PWUDfrom accessing the benefits of harm reduction programmes.


Eliminating those barriers was the focus of “Access to Harm Reduction Services for Young People Who Inject Drugs in Asia and the Pacific”, a session held on 20 October as part of the 24th International Harm Reduction Conference (IHRC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Youth LEAD ran the session, which was supported by UNESCO Bangkok.



Keywords: young people, needle/syringe, NSP and OST programmes, harm reduction services

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Creating an Enabling Legal and Policy Environment in Asia-Pacific for Young People to Access HIV Testing and Services. UNESCO, UNFPA and UNAIDS. (2015)


The Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting (IGM) on AIDS, UNESCO, UNAIDS and UNFPA have released an infographic on creating an enabling legal and policy environment in Asia-Pacific for young people to access HIV testing and services. 

The 10 Asia-Pacific countries profiled in the infographic have taken steps to enable young people under 18 to access testing without parental consent, applying different approaches.

Such policies and laws recognize adolescents’ evolving capacities to make decisions about their own health and well-being, and are part of comprehensive legislation guaranteeing young people’s right to the highest attainable standard of health. 


Keywords: HIV, Asia-Pacific, young people, testing, health service

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Global Standards for Quality Health Care Services for Adolescents. WHO. (2015)


Global initiatives are urging countries to prioritize quality as a way of reinforcing human rights-based approaches to health. Yet evidence from both high- and low-income countries shows that services for adolescents are highly fragmented, poorly coordinated and uneven in quality. Pockets of excellent practice exist, but, overall, services need significant improvement and should be brought into conformity with existing guidelines.




Volume 1: Standards and criteria


Volume 2: Implementation guide


Volume 3: Tools to conduct quality and coverage measurement surveys to collect data about compliance with the global standards


Volume 4: Scoring sheets for data analysis


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Global Strategy for Women, Children and Adolescents Health (2016-2030). Every Woman Every Child. (2015)


The new Global Strategy aims to achieve the highest attainable standard of health for all women, children and adolescents, transform the future and ensure that every newborn, mother and child not only survives, but thrives. Updated through a process of collaboration with stakeholders led by WHO, the Strategy builds on the success of the 2010 Strategy and its Every Woman Every Child movement, which helped accelerate the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals and will act as a platform to put women, children and adolescents at the heart of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Keywords: HIV, pregnancy, childbirth, antenatal care, PMTCT, breastfeeding, violence, gender, community, financing 


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HIV and Young People who Sell Sex: A Technical Brief. WHO. (2015)


Young people who sell sex may be even more vulnerable to HIV than their older counterparts for reasons including a greater number of sexual partners, less power to negotiate condom use, and greater susceptibility to violence.

Keywords: HIV, STIs drugs, alcohol, discrimination, violence, trafficking, condom use

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NewGen 2014 Review and Evaluation Report. Coffey JE. (2015)


This report aims to provide an overview of the key existing reports focusing on the evaluation and development of NewGen to date. It primarily provides analysis of data collected in 2014 which investigates the actions taken and the impacts resulting from the months following the NewGen training. All participants had undertaken the training at least 12 months prior to this follow-up study.




Keywords: HIV, YKPs, NewGen training, young people, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar

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Understanding Key Terms and Data Related to HIV - Handbook for Adolescents and Young Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV Exposure in Asia and the Pacific. Johnston LG and Prabhu SM (2015)


Understanding data can be complex for anyone. This handbook produced by UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office in partnership with UNESCO, UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS, Youth LEAD and Youth Voices Count, will help simplify some of the key questions you have about HIV terms, data and statistics. It’s design for young people between the ages of 15-24 years old of age who are interested in HIV issues and have some basic math skills. Adolescent and young peer educators, young advocates and young people involved in HIV programming for young people, including those from key populations at higher risk of HIV exposure, will find it particularly useful.


This handbook is designed as a comic book to take readers through the explanations. There are four key sections (a) defining and using key terms about data; (b) reading tables and graphs; (c) producing graphs for information sharing and advocacy; and (d) questioning data. At  the end of the handbook readers will find quizzes to help test their learning, as well as definitions for terms used throughout the handbook.


Keywords: HIV, statistics, data, young people, adults

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