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Taking Evidence to Impact: Fifth Global Partners Forum on Children affected by HIV and AIDS


  • Martin Mogwanja, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Michel Sidibé,  Executive Director, UNAIDS
  • Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Department of State, PEPFAR
  • Representatives from the UN agencies
  • Representatives from Government, Civil Society, Donor organizations and Academic Institutions.


Pearl Room, 9th Floor, Westin Hotel; 270 West 43rd Street, Times Square, New York


Friday, 3 June 2011; 9am to 5:30pm US EST

Saturday, 4 June 2011, 9am to 1pm US EST

Under the heading of ‘taking evidence to impact’, the Global Partners Forum will present evidence based programmatic approaches for children affected by AIDS. The event is co-hosted by UNICEF, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS.
The two-day Forum will focus on

  • Strategies for reaching the most vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS;
  • Country level lessons on what has worked in scaling up interventions;
  • Aid effectiveness - making the money work better in response to children affected by AIDS

The Forum comes ahead of the 2011 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS which will take place from 8–10 June 2011 in New York.  During the High Level Meeting, the world will come together to review progress and chart the future course of the global AIDS response. Member States are expected to adopt a new Declaration that will reaffirm current commitments and commit to actions to guide and sustain the global AIDS response.

Media Contacts:

Roshan Khadivi, UNICEF New York; + 1 212 326 7270, rkhadivi@unicef.org

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

Maureen Thaivalappil, PEPFAR Washington D.C.; +1 202 663 2708, thaivalappilME@state.gov

Attention broadcasters:
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