02/06/2011 - This Sunday, 5 June, marks the date that HIV was first reported three decades ago. As the world commemorates 30 years of AIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is releasing a new report,
AIDS at 30: Nations at the crossroads. The report takes stock of the main breakthroughs and challenges of the last 30 years and outlines country-level progress in reaching towards universal access goals.
AIDS at 30 also features commentaries from 15 eminent figures in the AIDS response-including South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, former United States President Bill Clinton and Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African
Union Commission. These leaders offer insight on the HIV epidemic to date, and share their views on what is needed to shape the future response to AIDS.
The AIDS at 30 report will be launched ahead of the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS, which is taking place from 8-10 June in New York.
Date, time Friday 3 June - 11:00 EST
Venue 11:00-11:45 am, Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium
Dr Asha-Rose Migiro , UN Deputy Secretary General
Michel Sidibé , Executive Director, UNAIDS
Representative from civil society (TBA)
webcast The press conference will be streamed live at: www.livestream.com/UNAIDS . To ask the panellists a question
before or during the press conference, send an email to email@example.com with your full name and affiliation.
You can also follow the General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS via @UNAIDS on twitter and the hashtag #AIDS2011 .
The full report (English) and supporting materials (English, French, Spanish and Russian) will be available on the UNAIDS web site on 3 June at 11am EST. Please visit www.unaids.org for more details.
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