AIDS

Youth must be included in UNAIDS declaration

Youth must push to be fully included in the UNAIDS Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS.

That’s according to Cedric Nininahazwe, Executive Director of RNJ+, Burundi's national network of young people living with HIV.

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UN Gender Focus: reproductive rights, women police officers and solar energy

Zimbabwe activist champions sexual reproductive rights for women

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UN General Assembly adopts political declaration to fast-track progress on ending AIDS

At a high-level meeting on ending AIDS that opened at the United Nations General Assembly today, Member States adopted a new political declaration that includes a set of time-bound targets to fast-track the pace of progress towards combating the worldwide scourge of HIV and AIDS over the next five years and end the epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.

UNAIDS appoints amfAR chair and fashion designer Kenneth Cole as Goodwill Ambassador

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today appointed the Chair of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and leading fashion designer Kenneth Cole as a UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador.

UN urges collective action ahead of forum to fast-track AIDS response over next five years

While much has been done over the past few years to halt and reverse the AIDS epidemic, the international community is set to gather for a three-day meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York later this week in order to propel the global response on a fast-track approach and chart the way towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

AIDS epidemic still driven by human rights violations, UN experts warn

Ahead of next week’s high-level meeting on ending AIDS by 2030, United Nations independent experts are warning that the epidemic is still being driven by human rights violations, urging all Governments to remove punitive laws, policies and practices.

HIV: 17 million worldwide now accessing life-saving medicines

There has been an “extraordinary scale-up” in the number of people living with HIV who are now accessing life-saving medicines, according to a new UN report.

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LGBTI community faces systematic attempt to stifle its voice

The international community of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex people faces a systematic attempt to stifle their right to voice an opinion; that’s according to Charles Radcliffe from the UN human rights office (OH

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UN Gender Focus: global goals, HIV and Roma women

Global goals and gender equality: squaring the circle

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HIV resurfaces in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men

The annual number of people newly infected by HIV around the world has dropped in the past 15 years, but the virus has resurfaced in the gay community.

That’s according to experts, researchers and human rights defenders belonging to an advocacy platform backed by the UN.

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