UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Education
The UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education was created in 2002 to support accelerated and improved education sector responses to HIV and AIDS. It is convened by UNESCO and includes UNAIDS cosponsoring agencies, bilateral agencies and donors, and civil society.
Education contributes toward the knowledge and personal skills essential for the prevention of HIV, and the mitigation of the impacts caused by AIDS. Education also helps to overcome the conditions that facilitate the spread of HIV, including poverty, ill health, violence and abuse, particularly against girls and women. Beyond this, education can create the conditions of understanding and tolerance that contribute to reduced stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.
Goals and objectives
The UNAIDS IATT on Education aims to accelerate and improve the education sector response to HIV and AIDS by:
- Promoting and supporting good practices in the education sector related to HIV and AIDS; and
- Encouraging alignment and harmonisation within and across agencies to support global and country level actions.
- Strengthening the evidence base and disseminating findings to inform decision-making and strategy development;
- Encouraging information and materials exchange;
- Working jointly to bridge education and AIDS communities; and
- Ensuring stronger education sector responses to HIV and AIDS.
- Education for All Fast Track Initiative (EFA FTI)
- Higher Education
- Data and Indicators
- INEE/IATT Task Team on HIV and Education in Emergencies
Contact the IATT Secretariat at UNESCO: info-iatt(at)unesco.org