Welcome by: Nigel Fisher, President and CEO, UNICEF Canada
What: Launch of Africa’s Orphaned and Vulnerable Generation: Children Affected by AIDS
When: 14:00 EDT, Monday, 14 August
Where: AIDS 2006, Press Conference Room 3, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, Toronto
Why: Africa’s Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations: Children Affected by AIDS shows how the AIDS epidemic continues to affect children disproportionately and in many harmful ways, making them more vulnerable than other children, leaving many of them orphaned and threatening their survival. Released by UNICEF, UNAIDS, and PEPFAR (The US President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief), the report contains new and better research on orphans and vulnerable children, including what governments, NGOs, the private sector and the international community can do to better response.
Note to broadcasters: Video footage of the conference, interviews with participants and youth activists, as well as b-roll from South Africa showing new HIV testing methods for infants will be available free of charge from The Newsmarket at http://www.thenewsmarket.com.
For further information and interviews please contact:
Gerrit Beger, UNICEF Media, Tel. +1-212-326-7116 or +1-917-605-1714, email@example.com
Patrick McCormick, UNICEF Geneva, Tel. + 41 79 204 4473, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Ireland, UNICEF Canada, Tel. +1-416482-4444 ext. 831, email@example.com
In New York:
Elizabeth Losleben, UNICEF Media, Tel, +212-326-7172, firstname.lastname@example.org