CSW / UNAIDS : UNAIDS call for action on women, girls, gender equality and HIV

02 Mar, 2010

  • Location: New York, Conference room 1 (TNLB), United Nations Headquarters
  • Date: 2 March 2010
  • Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

UNAIDS will launch an Operational Plan for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV at a high-level event during the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. The launch will take the form of a one-and-a-half hour interactive dialogue, for which Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has been invited to deliver key-note remarks.

The event will bring together key leaders from governments from the North and South, civil society and United Nations Organisations, and be moderated by Mr Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director. Confirmed speakers include Ms Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator; H.E. Melanne S. Verveer, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues; and Ms Annie Lennox, artist and social and political activist.

The Operational Plan paves the way to place women and girls at the centre of the AIDS response and calls on the UN system to support country action, in close consultation with governments, and through partnerships with civil society and development partners.

Date  Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Time  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Venue  Conference room 1 (TNLB), United Nations Headquarters, New York
Contact  Geneva: Jantine Jacobi | tel. +41 22 791 1056 | jacobij@unaids.org 
New York: Marine Davtyan | tel. +1 646 666 8020 | davtyanm@unaids.org

Kindly be requested to confirm participation with the contacts above.

Leveraging the AIDS response, UNAIDS works to build political action and to promote the rights all of people for better results for global health and development. Globally, it sets policy and is the source of HIV-related data. In countries, UNAIDS brings together the resources of the UNAIDS Secretariat and 10 UN system organizations for coordinated efforts to unite the world against AIDS. www.unaids.org