On 7 December 2013, Ministers of Education and Health from 20 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa agreed to work collaboratively towards the highest possible level of health, education, non-discrimination, and well-being of adolescents and young people.
THE FUTURE OF YOUNG PEOPLE
The ESA Commitment is about securing
levels among young people
Teachers are critical to improving HIV knowledge
of the esa commitment
young people are at the center
Promoting healthy and safe learning environments
Why Engage with the ESA Commitment
20 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa adopted the ESA Commitment that assures adolescents young people access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Friendly Health Services as part of regional efforts to address high HIV infection, STIs and teenage pregnancy.
With more that 65% of the region’s population, adolescents and young people are at the core of ESA Commitment. The region aspires for “a young African, a global citizen who is empowered, educated, healthy, resilient and socially responsible“. Play your part in realising the commitment.
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THE FUTURE.
TIME TO ACT NOW.
Young people in Eastern and Southern Africa lack basic knowledge of and access to crucial sexual and reproductive heath information and services, including issues related to HIV and pregnancy prevention.
Enter Young People Today…an initiative, supported by the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community, the East African Community and Civil Society Organizations to improve the health and well-being of young people in the region.
News and Updates
Young People Today Initiative
Led by Ministries of Health and Education from the ESA region and supported by the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the East African Community (EAC) joined efforts to improve the lives of young people with sexuality education and health services in the region.
Latest News and Updates
- UNESCO launches the Early and Unintended Pregnancy CampaignJune 21, 2018 - 8:00 am
- 20 ESA countries meet to review progress on the landmark ESA Commitment on Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Youth SRH ServicesJune 20, 2018 - 8:00 am
- Four Countries in ESA Region to Pilot Connect-With-Respect-Tool on ending SRGBVJune 15, 2018 - 12:00 pm