Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Dennis: Fwd: UNESCO LAUNCHES ONLINE GAME TO EDUCATE YOUTH ABOUT HIV/AIDS
- Hi Dennis,
I have downloaded and played this game. It is very interesting and
useful. I am going to share with colleagues and students.
On 12/29/2010 12:56 AM, Dennis Newson wrote:
> I have just downloaded this game and would like to share the link with you.
> It is certainly worth taking a look at to see if you can make use of it in
> your work.
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> From: UNNews<UNNews@...>
> Date: Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 8:05 PM
> Subject: UNESCO LAUNCHES ONLINE GAME TO EDUCATE YOUTH ABOUT HIV/AIDS
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> UNESCO LAUNCHES ONLINE GAME TO EDUCATE YOUTH ABOUT HIV/AIDS
> New York, Dec 28 2010 2:05PM
> A new video game being launched by the United Nations aims to provide young
> people with accurate and reliable information about HIV prevention, while
> educating, entertaining and promoting healthy behaviour.
> The computer game “<"
> Car: Travelling Safely around the World,” launched by the UN Educational,
> Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), targets young people over the
> age of 16 and is available in English, French and Russian.
> While racing on circuits on five different continents and virtually visiting
> some of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, players will receive information on
> existing prevention practices, treatment and care for HIV and AIDS.
> “The importance of the game consists in providing young people with
> information materials on HIV and AIDS that can be widely distributed through
> communication channels in order to help them to gain an accurate
> understanding of these issues and preventive practices,” the Paris-based
> agency stated in a news release.
> UNESCO notes that HIV-related issues can be a difficult topic of
> conversation, both for children and adults.
> “Children may worry about parents’ disapproval and have fears about the risk
> of becoming infected with HIV,” says the agency.
> “Parents,” it adds,” are often shy, lack accurate information about HIV and
> AIDS, or do not have sufficient skills to speak about prevention with their
> children, and teachers frequently assume that parents will talk with
> children at home.”
> Empowering young people to protect themselves from HIV is one of the
> priority areas of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which notes
> that young people aged 15 to 24 account for two out of every five new HIV
> infections globally.
> This means worldwide almost 3,500 young people are infected with HIV every
> day. Most young people still do not have access to the information, skills,
> services or social support required to enable them to prevent HIV infection,
> according to UNAIDS.
> For more details go to UN News Centre at http://www.un.org/news
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