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.

Despite progress, efforts must be redoubled to end HIV/AIDS epidemic – UN officials

Despite the tremendous progress that has been achieved in the response to HIV/AIDS, it is urgent that efforts be redoubled to end this global epidemic, top United Nations officials stressed today, highlighting in particular the need to expand services and scale up resources.

UN women’s agency joins system-wide effort to tackle HIV/AIDS

The United Nations agency tasked with advancing gender equality has teamed up with other partners in the Organization to ensure greater access to HIV services for women and girls as part of the wider response to the AIDS epidemic.

Kenya: UNAIDS welcomes High Court judgment on anti-counterfeit law

The lead United Nations agency dealing with the global HIV/AIDS response commended today the High Court of Kenya for a ruling on an anti-counterfeit law that will safeguard access to affordable generic medicines.

UN welcomes new guidelines for couples on HIV testing, treatment options

The lead United Nations agency dealing with the global AIDS response today called on all countries to implement new guidelines that encourage couples to go together for HIV testing to ascertain their status.

Protection of human rights essential in fight against HIV/AIDS – UN official

A top United Nations official today stressed the importance of protecting the rights of individuals with HIV/AIDS, as well as of populations who are more vulnerable to the epidemic.

Asia-Pacific nations wrap up UN forum with plan to advance progress on AIDS targets

Asia-Pacific nations at a United Nations meeting in Bangkok have agreed to boost cooperation and to develop regional accountability mechanisms and financing modalities to accelerate progress towards global HIV/AIDS commitments.

Sufficient funds crucial to helping countries achieve AIDS response targets – UN

The remarkable progress achieved in the AIDS response must be sustained, the United Nations has stressed, calling for innovative sources of financing and continued support for the Global Fund that helps countries achieve their targets in this field.