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Cities Raise the Bar for Global AIDS Action

Jun 9, 2016 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Participants in the Global Mayors Meeting on Ending AIDS in Cities pose for a group photo, at the main branch of the New York Public Forum, Monday, June 6, 2016. They are, from left: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio; Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibe; Singer Annie Lennox By Aruna Dutt UNITED NATIONS, June 9 2016 – The New York Public Library, usually a place of peace and quiet, was amplified with the voices of global leaders and activists at The Global Mayors’ Meeting on Ending AIDS in Cities on Monday June 6. As 80% of those with HIV AIDS [Read More]

Education, prevention, HIV testing: On World AIDS Day SG Ban Ki-moon stresses needs for a shared “Fast-Track approach”

Dec 3, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

New York, 1 December 2015 – “World leaders have unanimously committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in September. This commitment reflects the power of solidarity to forge, from a destructive disease, one of the most inclusive movements in modern history”: on December 1, the date that like every year since 1988 marks the World AIDS Day, United Nations Secretary-General interprets the 193 UN member States’ agreement as a “new hope” to win the fight against the epidemic. Yet much needs to be done.   “By 2030, end the epidemics of [Read More]

World AIDS Day

Dec 2, 2014 News, United Nations , , , , , , 0 Comments

  United Nations, New York, USA, December 01 2014 – Simon Bland, Director of the New York Office of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), briefs journalists on the occasion of World AIDS Day (1 December). Marking the Day, UNAIDS released a report on HIV in cities, outlining the important role that urban areas will play in ending the epidemic. On the Photo: Simon Bland Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Speaking in a press conference in New York, the UNAIDS Director of the New York office Simon Bland stressed “We set a stage for us to end AIDS by 2030. When we [Read More]

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