Children and HIV and AIDS

Events & Web Conferences

UNICEF is pleased to announce a series of 'virtual knowledge sharing events' (web conferences) on HIV and children.

Web events are free and open to interested people. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. In addition to watching live presentations, you will have the option to ask questions and provide comments. These events enable the sharing of up-to-date evidence, good practices and lessons learned in HIV programming.

The link to the web event will be posted one week ahead of each event.

Past Events

19 April, 2011, 9.00 am New York time

"Where can I find the latest data on children and AIDS?"

View presentations from speakers: Tessa Wardlaw (Associate Director, UNICEF Statistics and Monitoring Section) and Priscilla Akwara (Senior Adviser, Statistics and Monitoring Section).

The video recording of the webinar is available here.

19 November 2010, 8.30 am New York time

"Mass Media for HIV prevention in Young People"

View presentations from speakers: Susan Kasedde (Senior Specialist, HIV Prevention - Adolescents, UNICEF), Georgia Arnold (Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, MTV Networks International), Dina Borzekowski (Associate Professor,Department of Health, Johns Hopkins University), Jessica Daly (Senior Technical Advisor, PEPFAR).

You can download here the invitation with information to watch the online conference.

Read the evaluation of the Staying Alive Ignite Initiative. 

Click here to watch the MTV Ignite Video.

Follow this link to view the recorded session.

11 November, 2010, 8.30 am New York time, GMT-5

"ICRW Gender Reviews for CARI Countries"

Click here to view the recorded session.

Speakers included: Sarah Norton-Staal (Emergency Child Protection Adviser and Gender Focal Point, UNICEF ESARO), Anjala Kanesathasan and Sian Long (Consultants, International Center for Research on Women). View presentation.

10 November, 2010, 8.30 am New York time, GMT-5

"Mapping Child Protection System"

Click here to view the recorded session.

Speakers included: Susan Bissell (Chief, Child Protection, UNICEF) and Philip Goldman (President, Maestral International). View Philip Goldman's presentation.

For more information on the Toolkit and the Users' guide visit the UNICEF Child Protection website.

29 April, 2010, 9.30 am New York time, GMT-5

"Strengthening HIV Prevention Through Sexuality Education"

Follow this link to view the recorded session:

Speakers included: Mary Otieno, Technical Adviser, HIV and Young People, UNFPA; Susan Kasedde (view presentation), Senior Specialist, HIV prevention - Adolescents, UNICEF; and Christopher Castle (view presentation), Chief, Section on HIV and AIDS, UNESCO. Over 140 people from around the world participated. 

08 April 2010, 10 am New York time, or GMT-5

"Meeting the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Needs of People Living with HIV and AIDS"

Speaker include: Renuka Berry, Academy for Educational Development (AED) Senior Project Manager, and Eleonore Suemo, AED Senior Program Advisor; and Julia Rosenbaum, Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) Deputy Director, and Elizabeth Younger, HIP Senior Behavior Change Advisor

A recorded version of the webinar is available on HIP's website at

02 March 2010, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Virtual Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (MTCT): achievements, challenges, opportunities and way forward”                                                                                       

View presentations from experts Rene Ekpini, MD, MPH, Senior Advisor Health, UNICEF, New York and Yves Souteyrand, PhD, Coordinator, Strategic Information unit, HIV/AIDS Department, WHO, Geneva

To view the recorded event, click here.


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