UN officials urge action to ‘turn the tide’ on global HIV/AIDS epidemic

United Nations officials have called for a renewed commitment to tackle HIV/AIDS and end the epidemic once and for all, as over 20,000 delegates from all over the world gathered in the United States capital for the XIX International AIDS Conference.

Ban appoints special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Michel Kazatchkine as his Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, one of only two regions in the world where HIV is continuing to grow.

Over 80 countries have increased their domestic investments for AIDS – UN report

Ahead of the 19th International AIDS Conference next week, the United Nations launched a new report today that shows that a record eight million people are now receiving antiretroviral therapy, and that domestic funding for HIV has exceeded global investments.

Ban appoints former deputy UN chief as new envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa

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.