WORLD AIDS DAY is celebrated around the globe <3

  World Aids Day     Worldwide, 1 December 2012   United Nations officials are marking World AIDS Day with a call for building on recent successes and pressing ahead to get to zero – zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths – by 2015.   World AIDS Day is celebrated around the world on December 1st each year. It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, … [Read more...]

UNAIDS launches ‘Believe it. Do it.’

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Prevention and Protection Save Lives: Girls, Women, and HIV

HIV prevention and protection for women and girls cannot wait The International Peace Institute, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, Women Deliver, and Family Care International, hosted a policy forum entitled Prevention and Protection Save Lives: Girls, Women, and HIV on the sidelines of the 2011 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS on 8 June. HIV is now recognized as the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age, the … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Day – This year’s theme is ‘Women as Agents of Change’

    Commonwealth Day      Celebrated March 14, 2011      A Celebration of Women honors the Commonwealth and Celebrates this years Theme of 2011    The idea of a designated day each year to celebrate the Empire was first put forward in 1894 by the Canadian branch of the Royal Colonial Institute (now the Royal Commonwealth Society). Clementina Fessenden, the wife of Ontario Minister of Education, Senator George W. Ross, promoted a scheme for children to commemorate the Empire on one day each … [Read more...]

Annie Lennox – AIDS Goodwill Ambassador 2010

UN appoints 'rock-and-roll icon'  Annie Lennox to spotlight toll of HIV on Women, Girls... Annie Lennox, new UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, and Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director 2 June 2010 – Scottish singer, songwriter and women’s activist Annie Lennox will use her voice to speak out for women and girls affected by HIV in her new role as International Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). “I am sure with her incredible passion and … [Read more...]

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