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

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

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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

Message from Helen Clark
World Aids Day

"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"

Key publications
UNDP Strategy on HIV, Health and Development

This strategy note elaborates UNDP's response to address social, cultural and economic determinants of HIV and Health.

HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & 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.

Understanding and acting on critical enablers and development synergies for strategic investments

The document is organized around (1) defining critical enablers and development synergies: why they matter, and (2) implications for financing and governance.

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