UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, Progress & Unfinished Business

© UNESCO/ Cynthia Guttman -From left to right: Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General Ms Amina Mohammed, UNESCO Director-General Ms Irina Bokova, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Mr Luiz Loures and Executive Director Mr Michel Sidibé. Collective action has enabled strong progress in the AIDS response but hard work remains to get to zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero-AIDS related deaths, stated the Director-General to the 32nd session of the Programme Coordinating Board … [Read more...]

Women out loud: How women living with HIV will help the world end AIDS

In a new report, entitled Women out loud, UNAIDS explores the impact of HIV on women and the instrumental role women living with the virus are playing to end AIDS. It includes the latest data and commentary from some of the leading advocates on women and HIV. The report includes the voices of some 30 women living with HIV who have given their personal insights into how the epidemic is affecting women and on how women are actively working to reduce the spread and impact of AIDS. HIV is … [Read more...]

ZAMBIA, actions to meet the Millennium Development Goals

Identifying good practices that lead to greater equity in reproductive health The UN agencies known as the H4+ support priority countries that take concerted actions to meet the Millennium Development Goals on maternal and child health. UNFPA has identified Zambia as one such country. The following feature shows some of the "Good Practices" the country has undertaken to expand access to reproductive health. When Mabvuto Zulu returned to Zambia after studying medicine in Cuba, he worked … [Read more...]

Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa – Asha-Rose Migiro

Asha-Rose Migiro, Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré   July 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has selected Asha-Rose Migiro of Tanzania, former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, as his Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa – one of several appointments announced today. During her tenure as Deputy Secretary-General from 2007 to 2012, Ms. Migiro was integrally involved in promoting the AIDS response globally and within Africa, with special emphasis … [Read more...]

UNAIDS launches ‘Believe it. Do it.’

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Gateways to Integration: A case study from Swaziland

Gateways to Integration A case study from Swaziland Author: WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, IPPF No. of pages: 40 Publication date: 2012 Publisher: WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, IPPF Download PDF English This case study (and related film), based in Swaziland, is part of a series of joint publications on strengthening linkages between sexual and reproductive health and HIV. Increasingly the first two prongs – preventing new HIV infections (Prong 1) and preventing unintended pregnancies in women living … [Read more...]

Statement of Michelle Bachelet Under-Secretary- General and UN Women Executive Director 2012

  Michelle Bachelet Statement at 2012 First Regular Session of UN Women Executive Board Statement of Michelle Bachelet Under-Secretary- General and UN Women Executive Director at First Regular Session of UN Women Executive Board 24 January 2012. President, Distinguished Delegates, Allow me to first wish all of you a Happy New Year. It will not surprise you to hear me say that my special hopes are for the women of this world! I hope that this year, no matter how … [Read more...]

UNAIDS , Securing the Future Today

Securing the Future Today Synthesis of Strategic Information on HIV and Young Download PDF English This report shows that global commitments to reverse the AIDS epidemic will be achieved only if the unique needs of young women and men are acknowledged, and their human rights fulfilled, respected, and protected. In order to reduce new HIV infections among young people, achieve the broader equity goals set out in the MDGs, and begin to reverse the overall HIV epidemic, HIV prevention and … [Read more...]

Empowering HIV-positive Women in Guyana

  Empowering HIV-positive Women in Guyana UN Women conducted this interview at the YWCA World Conference and International Women’s Summit in Zurich, Switzerland. At the event, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet was a speaker at the opening session. “I just wanted to make a difference and change women’s lives. More women need to be empowered, have a voice and be able to stand up for their rights.”     Being diagnosed with HIV often leads to social … [Read more...]

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...]

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