Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On August
19, Minister of Education and Science L.Enkh-Amgalan received UNFPA Head of Office
in Mongolia Dr. Khalid Sharifi.

Within the framework of its 6th Country Programme for
Mongolia, 2017-2022, the UNFPA in cooperation with the Ministry implemented a
comprehensive life skills and sexuality education program that meets human
rights and gender equality and worked towards improving the policy environment.
In this context, in the past 5 years, a program has been implemented in the
area of health promotion of women and youth in Umnugobi aimag.

Minister Enkh-Amgalan said that there is an opportunity to
further expand the program and implement innovative methods and best practices
in the field of education.

The parties will cooperate in the following areas within
the 7th Country Programme for Mongolia, 2023-2027:

– To improve the quality of the health curriculum and the
capacity of health teachers

– To increase sexual and reproductive education of school
psychologists and social workers

– To further extensive cooperation in reducing and stopping
violence in the school environment

– To introduce knowledge about reproduction, sexuality
education, and gender awareness through age-appropriate programs, not only in general
education school, but also in kindergarten.

– To organize a campaign to improve universal gender
education through mass media and to develop awareness of gender equality among
high school children