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USA, 17 November 2010: World AIDS Day: Global launch of the 2010 Stocktaking Report “Children and AIDS” with UN partners

Media advisory

WHAT:

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.

WHEN:

Tuesday, 30 November 2010; 11am to 12pm

WHERE:

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

WHO:

Media Contacts:

UNICEF
Roshan Khadivi, UNICEF New York; 212 326 7270, rkhadivi@unicef.org
Genine Babakian, UNICEF New York; 212 326 7553, gbabakian@unicef.org

UNAIDS  
Sophie Barton-Knott, UNAIDS Geneva; +41 22 791 1697, bartonknotts@unaids.org

WHO
Tunga Namjilsuren, WHO Geneva; + 41 79 203 3176, namjilsurent@who.int

UNFPA
Omar Gharzeddine, UNFPA New York; +1 212 297 5028, gharzeddine@unfpa.org

UNESCO
Victoria Kalinin, UNESCO Paris;  +33 1 45 68 18, v.kalinin@unesco.org

Attention broadcasters:
Video footage and high resolution images will be available free of charge at www.thenewsmarket.com/unicef

All information can be found at:

www.unicef.org/aids

www.who.int/hiv

http://www.unaids.org

http://www.unfpa.org/hiv/

http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=33437&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

 

 

 

 

World AIDS Day: Stocktaking report 2010

Full report [PDF]

Key facts [PDF]

The report is dedicated to the memory of Thembi Ngubane, a leading South African advocate for prevention of child HIV/AIDS, who died from complications relating to the disease in 2009.


“Towards Universal Access" on HIV/AIDS (2010)


Full report [PDF]

Executive summary [PDF]

Key facts: Progress in low- and middle-income countries by region [PDF]


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