Monday, November 29, 2010

EVENT: Children and AIDS Report Launch

World Aids Day: Global launch of the 2010 Stocktaking Report “Children and AIDS” with UN partners


The Stocktaking Report 2010 reviews advances made in the four areas of HIV and AIDS that affect children and highlights key steps towards achieving an AIDS-free generation. The report is issued by UNICEF and its partners (UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, WHO).

One major finding is that most countries have made important gains in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and in paediatric treatment. Some countries have made progress towards HIV prevention goals, and more AIDS-affected children are benefiting from protection, care and support services, but much more remains to be done.

The report will be launched at a press conference in New York with news embargoed until 10AM US EST (15:00 GMT), 30 November 2010.


Tuesday, 30 November 2010; 11am to 12pm


UNICEF House, Danny Kaye Visitors Centre; 3 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017


Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
Ms Vanessa Redgrave, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Mr. Jimmy Kolker, Chief of HIV/AIDS programme, UNICEF
Dr Paul De Lay, Deputy Executive Director for Programme, UNAIDS
Dr Ying-Ru Lo, Coordinator for prevention in the Health Sector, HIV/AIDS Department,

Dr George Tembo, Chief of HIV and AIDS programme, UNFPA
Ms. Christine Alfsen, Senior Science Program Specialist, UNESCO
Media Contacts:

Roshan Khadivi, UNICEF New York; 212 326 7270,
Genine Babakian, UNICEF New York; 212 326 7553,

Sophie Barton-Knott, UNAIDS Geneva; +41 22 791 1697,

Tunga Namjilsuren, WHO Geneva; + 41 79 203 3176,

Omar Gharzeddine, UNFPA New York; +1 212 297 5028,

Victoria Kalinin, UNESCO Paris; +33 1 45 68 18,

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