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News in Brief 15 December 2022

  • UN emergency relief chief ends Ukraine visit pledging solidarity
  • Ukraine: Human Rights Council hears of summary executions
  • Communities must be empowered to lead fight against HIV pandemic, says UNAIDS

Inequalities keeping AIDS alive

Forty years into the battle against AIDS, a new UN report spotlights fundamental inequalities as the key reason why the disease has yet to be eradicated. 

Just ahead of World AIDS Day, César Núñez of UNAIDS, the UN agency leading the fight against the virus, told UN News that gender inequality is “a key driver” of the epidemic – along with other prevailing inequalities, especially those impacting vulnerable sex workers, prisoners, and intravenous drug users. 

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