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United for UNICEF: Manchester United defend rights of vulnerable children
KUALA LUMPUR, 17 July 2009 – Manchester United stars Ryan Giggs, Patrice Evra and Federico Macheda took time out of the club's Asia Tour to join UNICEF to champion the rights of marginalised children in Malaysia and highlight their vulnerability to HIV.

Do drugs control your life?
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 June 2009 – A huddle at the corner, a brief exchange of money, and 24 year-old Xan (not his real name) is ready to party to his Friday night routine of music and Ecstasy.

Meeting of the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS held in New York
NEW YORK, 8 June 2009 - For an impoverished mother in a developing country whose child is infected with HIV, something as simple as finding the money for regular taxi trips to a clinic for treatment can be daunting.

AIDS endangers motherhood, threatens the joys of childhood
KUALA LUMPUR, 1 May 2009 – Mothers are special. Not only do mothers go through both the joys and difficulties of pregnancy and giving birth, she dedicates her life to nurturing and caring for her children, ensuring their wellbeing.

Together, we are the solution
KUALA LUMPUR, 25 April 2009 - The theme for the 2009 International AIDS Memorial Day is aimed at promoting both global solidarity and resolution to the problem of AIDS, and that only when we work in partnership together, can we see change.

Securing rights of adolescent girls is critical for achieving development goals
ADDIS ABABA, 8 April 2009 – Parliamentarians are convening in Addis Ababa today to address the urgent need for accelerated progress in protecting the rights of adolescent girls and ending gender discrimination if development goals are to be met.

UNICEF in 2009: Protecting and shaping children’s futures in challenging times
KUALA LUMPUR, 4 January 2009 – In the best of traditions, a new year offers much hope as we forge ahead with renewed optimism and dedication to protect childhood and build bright futures for our children.

Women are "agents of change" in confronting HIV and AIDS
KUALA LUMPUR, 4 December 2008 – On the 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day, UNICEF encourages more investments from all sectors of society to furnish women with the strength, resources and hope to be effective agents of change in confronting HIV and AIDS.

'Children and AIDS: Third Stocktaking Report' advocates early HIV testing
NEW YORK, 1 December 2008 – A new report from four UN agencies entitled ‘Children and AIDS: Third Stocktaking Report, 2008’ is advocating for increased HIV testing for newborns as young as six-weeks-old.

HIV and AIDS online data hub launched
MANILA, 28 November 2008 — The first-ever one-stop online resource hub providing comprehensive and easy-to-access HIV and AIDS data in Asia and the Pacific was launched today.

World AIDS Day event to mobilise women to Unite for an AIDS-free generation
MEDIA INVITATION: A World AIDS Day brunch to advocate for greater responsibility from all sectors of society to address the increasing feminisation of HIV in Malaysia.

XVII International AIDS Conference closes with a focus on children
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 8 August 2008 – As the 17th International AIDS Conference came to a close in Mexico City, issues affecting children were front and center.

UNICEF Executive Director speaks on 'Keeping the Promise' at XVII International AIDS Conference
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 5 August 2008 – UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman headed a UNICEF delegation to the 17th International AIDS Conference yesterday, where she led a session entitled 'Keeping the promise: Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS.'

Children in the spotlight in the lead-up to the XVII International AIDS Conference
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 4 August 2008 – Children took the spotlight in the days leading up to the 17th International AIDS Conference in Mexico City this year. This year's conference is marked by over 300 side events.

Are we aborting the futures of our teenage girls?
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 July 2008 – Each day, around the world, close to 40,000 children are born to both married and unmarried girls aged 15 to 19. Tragically, some of these girls who are children themselves may not live to see the birth of their baby.

Top-level UN meeting focuses on prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission
NEW YORK, 11 June 2008 – Ninety percent of children who become infected with HIV contract the disease from their mothers, and top-level diplomats are conferring to look at ways to advance prevention of mother-to-child transmission, or PMTCT.

Nearly three million HIV-positive people now receiving life-saving drugs
GENEVA / PARIS, 2 June 2008 — The close of 2007 marked an important step in the history of the HIV epidemic. Nearly 3 million people are now receiving anti-retroviral therapy in low- and middle-income countries.

More action needed to reduce impact of HIV and AIDS on children in East Asia and Pacific
BANGKOK, 3 April 2008 – The number of children living with HIV who receive antiretroviral treatment in East Asia and Pacific increased by nearly 40% between 2005-2006, according to the latest data contained in a newly released UNICEF report.

‘Children and AIDS: Second stocktaking report’ cites progress made to date
NEW YORK, 3 April 2008 – Important progress has been made in combating the spread of HIV since UNICEF – as a UNAIDS co-sponsoring agency – launched the Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign in October 2005.

East Asia and Pacific religious leaders united to confront HIV and AIDS
BANGKOK, 25 January 2008 - “I would rather have a church filled with sinners than sick people,” relayed Dominica Bessie Abo, quoting a pastor, to delegates from Asian and Pacific churches, temples and mosques who were united to confront HIV.

The good and bad news of HIV in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 December 2007 – The First National AIDS Conference brought good news and bad news. Malaysia’s Minister of Health Dato’ Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek highlighted that new reported HIV infections had reduced annually in the last five years.

PROSTAR Youth Centres score with Manchester United FC
KUALA LUMPUR, 1 December 2007 – The Ministry of Health and the UNICEF supported PROSTAR Youth Centres in Malaysia’s northern states of Kedah and Perlis have scored a winning goal with world renowned football club, Manchester United FC.

HIV-positive mom tells media editors how stigma is destroying lives
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 November 2007 – “It is not HIV that kills us but stigma. Stigma destroys our spirit and soul, and leaves us feeling hopeless”, cried Puan Khalsom, a HIV-positive mother of three children. “And when I suffer, my children suffer with me."

Girls and women celebrate life at 3R-UNICEF All Women’s Futsal Playoffs 2007
JOHOR BAHRU, 17 November 2007 – Some 200 women and girls came together today to celebrate life and participate in the 3R-UNICEF All Women’s Futsal Playoffs Southern Championships, launched by HRH Raja Zarith Sofiah, consort to the Regent of Johor.

Malaysian youth joins peers to use new media to speak out on HIV and AIDS
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 November 2007 – Twenty-two year old Malaysian Chow Jia Long joined nine of his peers from around the world earlier this year for the first phase of UNICEF and MTV Networks International’s Staying Alive program titled VLOGIT.

Man U gives thumbs up for 3R-UNICEF futsal playoffs for girls
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 November 2007 – Manchester United FC, one of the world’s most popular football clubs, has given the thumbs up to the girls program under the 3R-UNICEF All Women’s Futsal Playoffs 2007, organised in conjunction with World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day 2007 celebrates LEADERSHIP
MEDIA ADVISORY - KUALA LUMPUR, 1 November 2007 – Every day in Malaysia people are coming together in their families, schools, communities, and workplace to say No to AIDS!

UNICEF welcomes new medication for children living with HIV
NEW YORK, 16 August 2007 – UNICEF today welcomed the U.S. FDA’s decision to approve the first single-dose combination antiretrovirals (ARV) for children. The new drug, a ‘3-in-1’ formulation, was developed specifically for children under the age of 12.

Call for rapid scale up for access to HIV testing and counselling services
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, 4 June 2007 – Fewer than 10 per cent of people infected with HIV in Asia and the Pacific are aware of their status. This is a major obstacle in the campaign to prevent the spread of HIV and to provide AIDS treatment.

International Day Against Drug Abuse – 26 June
MEDIA ADVISORY. KUALA LUMPUR, 26 May 2007 - Nearly 200 million people around the world are using illicit drugs, equivalent to about 5 per cent of the global population age 15-64 the UNODC revealed in its 2006 World Drug Report.

International AIDS Memorial Day 2007 – Sunday, 20 May
MEDIA ADVISORY - KUALA LUMPUR, 20 April 2007 - HIV is threatening childhood like never before. Globally, children under 15 account for 1 in 6 AIDS-related deaths and 1 in 7 new global HIV infections.

Access to HIV therapy grew significantly in 2006, but significant obstacles remain to approaching universal access to HIV services
LONDON, 17 April, 2007 – Access to antiretroviral therapy for advanced HIV infection in low- and middle-income countries continued to grow throughout 2006, with more than two million people living with HIV/AIDS receiving treatment in December 2006.

Saturday, 7 April 2007 is World Health Day.
MEDIA ADVISORY. KUALA LUMPUR, 26 March 2007 - This year’s theme “Invest in health, build a safer future” illustrates the importance of international health security as the first line of defence against health shocks such as HIV/AIDS and avian flu.

ICC Cricket World Cup begins, highlighting the needs of children affected by AIDS
NEW YORK, 12 March 2007 – Cricket’s largest and most prestigious event, the ICC Cricket World Cup, officially kicked off in Jamaica this weekend with a colourful ceremony featuring 10,000 spectators and over 2,000 performers.

Report finds AIDS campaign gathering momentum despite major challenges
NEW YORK, 16 January 2007 – A global campaign to put children at the heart of the fight against AIDS is gathering momentum but much, much more needs to be done, according to a stocktaking report on the initiative’s first year.

eclipse raises RM150,000 for UNICEF Malaysia’s “Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS” campaign
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 January 2007 – Mr. Sonny San, a true veteran in the Malaysian fashion and retail industry has tailored his creativity, enthusiasm and trendsetting ideas for the good of children in Malaysia.

Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS takes to the football field
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 January 2007 – The Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS Campaign by UNICEF will take to the field when more than 100 Malaysian children ages 6 to 15 years old don their official jerseys for the First Touch Football Program 2007.

UNICEF pays tribute to Malaysian company for fighting AIDS stigma
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 December 2006 – Malaysian homegrown fashion company, Eclipse recently received the UNICEF Malaysia 2006 “Advance Humanity Corporate Award” in recognition of it‘s recent fashion campaign to fight HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination.

Experts gather to discuss findings on HIV and AIDS programs in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 December 2006 – More than 100 experts from Government, academicia, and NGOs gathered together recently to discuss findings from their recent HIV/AIDS related studies and programs implemented with United Nations agencies in Malaysia.

Former US President Clinton and Muppet Kami share video message about HIV/AIDS
NEW YORK, USA, 24 November 2006 – In the run-up to World AIDS Day, 1 December, former US president Bill Clinton has joined Kami the Muppet to deliver a message about HIV and AIDS.

Asia Pacific Region initiates action to integrate HIV prevention into maternal and child health care services
SUBANG JAYA, 6 November 2006 — With an estimated 930,000 new HIV infections in Asia and Pacific in 2005, UN agencies have called for urgent efforts to better integrate HIV prevention, treatment and care into maternal and newborn health services.

Goodwill Ambassador Roger Federer’s ‘Feder-bear’ makes its debut
NEW YORK, 11 September 2006 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Roger Federer’s third consecutive US Open win yesterday marked the announcement that the ‘Feder-bear’ Beanie Baby® will be available for purchase, proceeds to benefit children.

Futbol Club Barcelona, UNICEF team up for children in global partnership
NEW YORK, 7 September 2006 – Futbol Club Barcelona and UNICEF today kicked off a global partnership to benefit children in the developing world. The first beneficiaries will be vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in Swaziland.

eclipse celebrates 10-years of fashion allure with Motorola for UNICEF
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 September 2006 – Celebrating success with panache and generosity, eclipse founder and renown Malaysian fashion designer Sonny San recently observed the company’s 10th Anniversary with "Desire – the Fashion Party" together with Motorola.

WHO and UNICEF tackle problem of missing essential medicines for children
GENEVA, 10 August 2006 — The first international Expert Consultation on Paediatric Essential Medicines by WHO and UNICEF today delivered a plan to revise existing essential medicine formulations to include the right dose and presentation for children.

eclipse in fashion-for-aid pledge in support of UNICEF
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 July 2006 – In conjunction with its 10th anniversary celebration, eclipse, founded in 1996 by Sonny San, has made a benevolent pledge to raise a minimum of RM100,000 (US27,624) for UNICEF Malaysia's Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS.

You use, you lose - what are you
KUALA LUMPUR, 1 July 2006 - Young people can now log online to to learn about drugs and why using is for losers. The website is part of the “Keep the Music Clean” campaign ...

“NBA Cares” announces support of Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign
NEW YORK, May 31 May 2006 – The NBA and UNICEF today joined forces in support of Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS, a global campaign to limit the impact of HIV and AIDS on children and halt the spread of the virus.

International community must do more to treat HIV-positive children
NEW YORK/LONDON, 26 May 2006 – Only one child in twenty who needs HIV treatment receives it, according to a Report launched today by seven of the world’s leading child advocacy organisations.

Malaysian women’s futsal tournament promotes healthy living
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 May 2006 – For hundreds of girls and women from all over Malaysia, the ‘3R’-UNICEF All Women’s Futsal Playoffs were a chance to build self-esteem and, of course, compete in the largest women’s-only futsal tournament in Malaysia.

Parliamentarians should Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS
NEW YORK/NAIROBI, 10 May 2006 – Parliamentarians are uniquely placed to make a profound difference for children affected by HIV/AIDS by breaking the silence about the disease’s impact on children and embracing legislation to defend their rights ...

Children and young people missing in regional response to HIV/AIDS
HANOI, 22 March 2006 – Children must be at the centre of a dramatically scaled up response to HIV and AIDS in East Asia and the Pacific, organisers of the first high-level regional meeting focusing on children and AIDS said.

Futsal tournament promotes women’s empowerment and HIV/AIDS awareness
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 March, 2006 – To mark International Women’s Day, UNICEF and 3R, Malaysia’s innovative TV program, are joining forces to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and women’s empowerment through sport.

World not doing nearly enough to protect children affected by AIDS
LONDON, 9 February 2006 - The global response to children affected by HIV and AIDS does not come close to matching the enormity of their rapidly expanding plight.

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 November 2005 – Children are increasingly bearing the brunt of the HIV/AIDS epidemic with devastating consequences, UNICEF warned as it launched the UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign in Malaysia.

UNICEF Malaysia pays tribute to corporate social responsibility for children and young people
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 November 2005 – UNICEF Malaysia tonight introduced its “Advance Humanity” corporate award to celebrate businesses in Malaysia that are leading the way in corporate social responsibility for children and young people in this country.

Women in AIDS – Women in solidarity to celebrate their fight against HIV/AIDS
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 August 2005 - A quiet revolution has developed over the last 17 years in Malaysia, as women have mobilised themselves in leading the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Popular TV hosts from 3R appointed National Goodwill Ambassadors for UNICEF Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 July 2005 – The three dynamic hosts of the popular television program 3R (Respect, Relax, Respond) were recently chosen by UNICEF to become Malaysia’s first ever National Goodwill Ambassadors.

UNICEF’s ‘Mouthpiece’ workshop empowers Malaysia’s young journalists on AIDS reporting
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 July 2005 – In a wake of rising HIV/AIDS infection rates in Malaysia, UNICEF recently organised a three-day workshop titled "Mouthpiece" for the country’s young reporters and broadcasters, held in Port Dickson.

Effective sex education still a problem in many countries
SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 24 March 2005 – Forty children and young people from twenty countries in East Asia and the Pacific have called on their Governments to protect them from HIV/AIDS by providing for more effective sex education in schools.

Young people say they need to be part of the solution
SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 21 March 2005 – Forty children and young people from across East Asia and the Pacific have come together to voice their desire to be included in program solutions.

Malaysia’s first one-stop HIV prevention youth centre launched in conjunction with World AIDS Day 2004
PENDANG, Kedah, 26 November 2004 — The PROSTAR Youth Centre, a one-stop center for HIV prevention was officially launched today by Her Highness The Princess of Kedah in conjunction with World AIDS Day 2004.





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