World AIDS Day

Dec 1, 2012

World AIDS Day is observed on 1 December every year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and remember that challenges to achieve a world without AIDS still persist and that, together, we can overcome those challenges.

This year many UNDP offices across the world are organizing events to commemorate World AIDS Day together with national governments and civil society organizations.

United Nations Secretary General, UNDP's Administrator and UNAIDS' Executive Director have also put out statements listing significant achievements and also reminding us about remaining challenges to reverse and stop HIV:

1. United Nations Secretary General’s statement
2. Message from Helen Clark
3. UNAIDS Executive Director’s statement

Our results

UNDP IN Zimbabwe

Working as a volunteer at the Kuwadzana Polyclinic, a public health centre in Harare, Timothy Sandramu, 35, painfully recalls his distress in 2005 when he tested HIV-positive.more 

UNDP in Fiji


UNDP in India


UNDP in Kyrgyzstan

Protecting the privacy and dignity of people living with HIV and AIDS

When he learned that he had acquired HIV from injecting drugs, 35-year-old Mirlan (not his real name) sought help from the Regional AIDS Prevention Centre in Jalalabadmore 

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More information

  • 2012 UNAIDS World AIDS Day Report

    UNAIDS launched on 20 November the 2012 global report on the AIDS epidemic and the 2012 World AIDS Day report which outlines some significant progress made in the AIDS response in recent years. Access the report and related materials here 

  • Mobile version of UNDP Global Fund Capacity Development Toolkit

    The Capacity Development Toolkit for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria Responses supports national partners and UNDP Offices in developing the capacity to successfully implement Global Fund grants --- achieving the results while at the same time managing the risks --- Now available in mobile version here