"With the 2015 target date for reaching the Millennium Development Goals in sight, and with a new global development agenda under discussion, we must sustain the effort that has already accomplished so much for so many"
World AIDS Day
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
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
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
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
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
- 15 Feb 2016:End of malaria in sight for São Tomé and Príncipe
- 04 Aug 2015:US$ 17 million to fight HIV,TB and malaria in the Pacific Region
- 24 Apr 2015:US$81 million announced to fight malaria in Sudan
This strategy note elaborates UNDP's response to address social, cultural and economic determinants of HIV and Health.
The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV.
The document is organized around (1) defining critical enablers and development synergies: why they matter, and (2) implications for financing and governance.