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National Conference 30 Years of HIV Response in Viet Nam and 2020 World AIDS Day

Remarks by Kamal Malhotra, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam 1 December 2020 Excellency Permanent Deputy Prime Minister and Politbureau Member Truong Hoa Binh; Excellency Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long; Excellencies, Ambassadors, Distinguished guests, colleagues and friends, On behalf of the UN family in Viet Nam, it is my great honour and pleasure to join this year’s World AIDS Day national celebration. World AIDS Day this year is not like any other. It is special because Viet Nam is marking 30 years of the national response to HIV with already many remarkable achievements but also with a view…

WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2020

1 December 2020 Winnie Byanyima Executive Director of UNAIDS Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations GLOBAL SOLIDARITY, SHARED RESPONSIBILITY World AIDS Day 2020 will be like no other. COVID-19 is threatening the progress that the world has made in health and development over the past 20 years, including the gains we have made against HIV. Like all epidemics, it is widening the inequalities that already existed. Gender inequality, racial inequality, social and economic inequalities. We are becoming a more unequal world. I am proud that over the past year the HIV movement has mobilized to defend our progress, to protect people…

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of HIV treatment program in Viet Nam

Mr. Doan Huu Bay, Deputy Head of Office of the Government Department for Culture, Education, Social Affairs   Associate Professor Nguyen Hoang Long, Director General of Viet Nam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control,   Colleagues and friends,   It is my great pleasure to be here with you on behalf of UNAIDS, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of HIV treatment program in Viet Nam. Earlier this morning, we have looked back at the major milestones in our life-saving journey thus far, with a view to further expand coverage and optimize quality of the HIV treatment program in the coming years. This…

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE FOR WORLD AIDS DAY 1 DECEMBER 2019

Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, as we committed to in the Sustainable Development Goals, will require a continuous collaborative effort. The United Nations, Governments, civil society and other partners have been working together to scale up access to health services and to halt new HIV infections. More than 23 million people living with HIV were receiving treatment in 2018.   Communities around the world are at the heart of this response―helping people to claim their rights, promoting access to stigma-free health and social services, ensuring that services reach the most vulnerable and marginalized, and pressing to change laws that…

WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2019

1 December 2019 Eamonn Murphy UNAIDS Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Your Excellency Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Chair of the National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitute Prevention and Control Your Excellency Mme Nguyen Thuy Anh, Chair of the National Assembly Social Affairs Committee, Your Excellency Mr. Duong Van Thai, Chair of Bac Giang Provincial People’s Committee, Distinguished guests, colleagues and friends, On behalf of UNAIDS joint programme, it is a great honour and pleasure to join this years’ World AIDS Day national celebration in Bac Giang, in the beautiful north of Viet Nam showing how…

UNAIDS welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director

GENEVA, 14 August 2019—UNAIDS warmly welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director. Ms Byanyima has more than 30 years of experience in political leadership, diplomacy and humanitarian engagement. “I am honoured to be joining UNAIDS as the Executive Director at such a critical time in the response to HIV,” said Ms Byanyima. “The end of AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 is a goal that is within the world’s reach, but I do not underestimate the scale of the challenge ahead. Working with all its partners, UNAIDS must continue to speak up for the…

WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2018

1 December 2018 Michel Sidibé Executive Director of UNAIDS Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations   This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first World AIDS Day. Thirty years of activism and solidarity under the banner of World AIDS Day. Thirty years of campaigning for universal access to life-saving services to treat and prevent HIV. But after 30 years, AIDS is still not over. We have miles to go. World AIDS Day is a day to remember the millions of people who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses, many of whom died because they couldn’t access HIV services, because…

Ha Noi’s Meeting on Fast Track and Implementing 90-90-90 Targets

Your Excellency, Le Hong Son, Vice Chairman of Ha Noi People’s Committee, Your Excellency, Nguyen Thanh Long, Vice Minister of Health, Leaders of VAAC, Ha Noi Department of Health and Ha Noi Centre for Preventive Medicines, Distinguished guests, colleagues and friends, Good afternoon. In September 2015, all member states of the UN adopted the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 goals. “Ending AIDS” is a cross-cutting theme across several goals in the SDGs, and specifically targeted in Goal #3 on good health and well-being for all. In line with the goal, UNAIDS developed the Fast-Track Strategy to accelerate…

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