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© UNICEF UK/2005
As a curtain-raiser for the launch of UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS in the UK, personalities from the worlds of government, media and the arts met at 11 Downing Street for a private briefing. Back row (L to R): Ralph Fiennes, Monica Ali, Eve McGregor, Jemima Khan, Charley Boorman, Christiane Amanpour, Martin Bell, Claudia Schiffer, Lord Colin Marshall. Front row (L to R): Sue MacGregor, Stephen Lewis, Nais Mason, Lord David Puttnam, Trudie Styler, Lord Richard Attenborough.

LONDON, England, 25 October 2005 – UNICEF UK Executive Director David Bull officially launched UNITE FOR CHILDREN  UNITE AGAINST AIDS in the UK.  UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jemima Khan spoke about her experiences visiting people living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya.
Prior to the launch, leaders from government, media and the arts had been briefed privately about the Campaign at 11 Downing Street (home of the Chancellor of the Exchequer).

At the briefing, President of UNICEF UK Lord David Puttnam introduced Stephen Lewis, UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS, who spoke about the devastating impact of AIDS on children. Nais Mason, Senior Adviser on HIV/AIDS for UNICEF in East Africa, told her personal story of life as an HIV-positive woman and described UNICEF’s work across Africa on behalf of children affected by HIV/AIDS.

Go to the Campaign website for more information on the global launch of UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS and other worldwide events.













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