Monday, June 22, 2009

Yes, we can...

The UNAIDS Outcome Framework
 We can prevent mothers from dying and babies from becoming infected with HIV;
 We can ensure that people living with HIV receive treatment;
 We can prevent people living with HIV from dying of tuberculosis;
 We can protect drug users from becoming infected with HIV;
 We can remove punitive laws, policies, practices, stigma and discrimination that block effective responses to AIDS;
 We can stop violence against women and girls;
 We can empower young people to protect themselves from HIV; and
 We can enhance social protection for people affected by HIV.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

UN Secretary-General Reports on AIDS Progress

16 June 2009

As the HIV response represents one of the soundest of all possible global investments, it is critical that commitiment to HIV efforts be maintained and strengthened in the midst of these economic challenges- Report of the Secretary-General to the 63rd General Assembly.
At the 63rd session of the General Assembly held in New York on 16 June 2009, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon presented a report on the progress made in the implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS.

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UN Secretary-General, World AIDS Campaign and UNAIDS launchWorld AIDS Day theme of ‘Universal Access and Human Rights’

New York, 16 June 2009- Ahead of this year's World AIDS Day, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the World AIDS Campaign and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have come together to announce the theme of Universal Access and Human Rights.
The theme has been chosen to address the critical need to protect human rights and attain access for all to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. It also acts as a call to countries to remove lwas that discriminate against people living with HIV, women and marginalized groups. Countries are also urged to realize the many commitments they made to protect human rights in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS (2001) and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS (2006)
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Tenders are invited for the Management of UNAIDS Technical Support Facilities

In 2005, UNAIDS established regional Technical Support Facilities (TSF) as independent regional entities to build capacities and provide timely, high-quality and competitively priced technical assistance in support of national AIDS responses. Contracts with the TSF host institutions in (1) Esat Africa (2) Southern Africa (3) West and Central Africa and (4) South East Asia & Pacific come to an end in December 2009. In accordance with procurement policies, UNAIDS is initiating a re-bidding process for identifying potential contractor to manage the TSF in above mentioned regions.
Tender documents must be submitted to registered mail or courier by 31 July 2009, 17:00 GMT
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