Children and HIV and AIDS

About us



Our Vision
UNICEF's vision for a AIDS-free generation is that all children and their families are protected from HIV infection and live free from AIDS.


Our programme staff are based in UNICEF's New York headquarters, and in our offices in 190 countries wordwide. They specialise in HIV prevention, as well as in protection, care and support for babies, children, young people and mothers affected by the virus. Their work includes the theory and practice of ending the epidemic and caring for those it reaches.

Our "Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS Campaign" is dedicated to reversing the HIV and AIDS epidemic by 2015. The Campaign was launched in 2005 as a worldwide call to action for all those dedicated to the care, treatment and support of children affected by the epidemic. Its work is aligned with UN Millenium Development 6 - ending HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis.


Craig McClure, Chief of HIV/AIDS Section
In December 2011, Craig McClure became the Chief of HIV/AIDS section at UNICEF New York's headquarters. Prior to his appointment, Mr. McClure served as Coordinator and Senior Adviser on HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, where he coordinated the treatment and care team in the HIV Department. From 2004-2009, Mr. McClure was Executive Director of the International AIDS Society (IAS), where he oversaw the staging of the six major international and scientific conferences. In 2000, Mr. McClure worked for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) on public policy and community-preparedness for vaccine trials.



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