Governments worldwide have implemented measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, including school closures, home isolation/quarantine and community lockdown, all of which have had secondary impacts on children and their households.
The guidelines aim to inform the decision-making process regarding school reopening, support national preparations and guide the implementation process, as part of overall public health and education planning processes.
This document is a supplement to the Framework for reopening schools, which provides practical, high-level guidance on how to reopen. As more countries move in that direction, lessons are beginning to emerge on what is working.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives. As schools are closing and lockdowns are imposed, many children and young people are spending increased time at home. Much of that time might be spent online, often for longer than usual.
Three billion people – 40 per cent of the world’s population – do not have a place in their homes to wash their hands with water and soap.
This document presents the results of a survey assessing the WASH readiness of schools in UNHCR-supported refugee camps and refugee settlements.
The main aim of these guidelines is to provide teachers and school administrations but also learners and parents with general information about COVID-19.
UNFPA’s approach to upholding the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescents and youth is encapsulated in its global strategy My Body, My Life, My World. At the start of 2020, the world was confronted by a pandemic in the form of COVID-19.
This report is based on a rapid survey of recently published materials, guidance documents and media commentary.
Given the unprecedented nature of the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, social and policy dialogue involving governments and employers’ and workers’ representative organisations is more important than ever.