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UNICEF at 2012 International Aids Conference from 22-27 July in Washington D.C.

Spokespersons Available

Twitter Hashtag: #AIDSFree

Who:  Craig McClure, UNICEF Chief of HIV/AIDS, Programme Division and Dr. Chewe Luo, Senior advisor on HIV and AIDS for UNICEF, MD, Ph.D and experts from: Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Uganda, Zambia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA (Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, Croatian, Russian, Ukrainian, Swahili)

UNICEF AIDS experts will be available throughout conference to discuss innovations on mother to child transmission of HIV needed to reach the goal of an AIDS-free generation by 2015

Sunday, 22 July to Friday, 27 July 2012
UNICEF Specific Events: Within conference, UNICEF also hosts events highlighting HIV/AIDS and children.

  • “Innovations for Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children”
    - Sunday, 22 July, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
    - Center for Strategic and International Studies, (CSIS), 1800 K Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006
    - Panel discussion on innovation for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV
    The event will be live-streamed at: http://new.livestream.com/unicef
  • UNICEF/MTV Screening of Shuga
    - Tuesday, 24 July 2012, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (TBC)
    - Hotel Palomar, 2121 P Street NW, DC 20037
    - UNICEF and MTV, as well as other partners, organize a screening of Shuga, a television and radio series developed for youth and adolescents to spread HIV awareness
  • UNICEF Participation in Daily Plenaries at the Walter Washington Convention Center
    - Turning the Tide for Women and Girls
    - Geeta Rao Gupta, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director
    - Wednesday, 25 July, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
    - Turning the Tide for Children and Youth
    - Dr. Chewe Luo, UNICEF Senior Advisor, HIV and AIDS Section
    - Wednesday, 25 July, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Global Village - Disability Networking Zone
    - Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    - Rosangela Berman Bieler, senior advisor on disabilities (UNICEF) and Maria Emilia Riotorto, youth activist (Uruguay)
    - Developing a sourcebook for the inclusion of adolescents with disabilities in HIV prevention initiatives
    Follow the events at Twitter:  @unicef_aids and Tumblr: http://unicefaids.tumblr.com

Attention broadcasters, b-roll will be available at:

For further information, please contact:
Kate Donovan, UNICEF Media,
Tel + 1 212 326 7453, mobile: 1 917 378 2128, 




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