Nane Annan visits US Midwest to raise awareness about global HIV/AIDS crisis

4 December 2002

Nane Annan, the wife of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, is embarking on a trip to the midwestern United States to raise awareness about the global HIV/AIDS crisis, a UN spokesman announced today in New York.

Today and tomorrow, Mrs. Annan will be visiting Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and Chicago. While there, she is slated to meet with local community leaders, tour children's hospitals and speak at public events in order to engage these communities and their leadership in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

The visit, which being sponsored by the UN Foundation and the UN Association/USA, is in support of the UN Foundation's and Ad Council's "Apathy is Lethal" national public service campaign.


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