The Speakers Corner helps connect think tanks, academia, the media and the public to a diverse group of experts who can speak to UNDP’s commitment to “empower lives” and build "resilient nations.” Our experts speak several languages and are located around the world, representing the organization’s global presence. They can be contacted on the following areas of UNDP’s work such as: sustainable development, democratic governance and peacebuilding, and climate and disaster resilience.
Mr. Nik Sekhran is the Director for Sustainable Development in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. In this role, he oversees work on development planning, inclusive sustainable growth, livelihoods and economic recovery, environment and natural resources management.
- Together with the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, we've brought down the cost of HIV treatments to under US$100 per patient per year. By improving quality and dependability of medical supply chains and reducing high costs, we're widening patients' access to Antiretroviral therapy medication to tackle HIV and AIDS: #WAD2015 | #WorldAIDSDay about an hour ago
- "The world has made enormous progress in the fight against AIDS - new HIV infections have fallen by 35% since 2000 and AIDS-related deaths have dropped by 42% since their peak in 2004. Today, 15.8 million people are accessing life-saving antiretroviral therapy, 2.2 million of whom are supported through the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria partnership," Helen Clark. On #WorldAIDSDay, more from UNDP's Chief on the link between reducing #HIV cases and the rise in human development: #WAD2015 4 hours ago
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