UNESCO Poster Competition 2010: Empowering Young People against HIV and AIDS


UNESCO is pleased to announce a poster competition for secondary schools, organized by the UNESCO Section on HIV and AIDS in collaboration with the UNESCO Associated Schools Project network (ASPnet), in preparation for the International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Vienna, 18-23 July 2010.


UNESCO intends to feature the winning design in its official conference materials for this major international event.

The submitted posters should relate to the Conference theme “Rights Here, Right Now”. Every poster should include a slogan of no more than 10 words and a visual design.

All entries must be sent to UNESCO no later than 15 May 2010. 

Through this poster competition, UNESCO aims to increase knowledge about HIV and AIDS among pupils in secondary school. Young people aged between 15 and 24 account for 45% of all new HIV infections worldwide (UNAIDS 2008), yet only 19% of females and 30% of males aged between 15 and 24 have comprehensive knowledge about HIV and how to avoid transmission (UNAIDS 2008). 

Related links:

To download a copy of the competition flyer (PDF)

More about the 2010 International AIDS Conference  and  Youth Programme 

For any further information please contact

Information on UNESCO Associated Schools Project network (ASPnet)

Submission addresses:

For digital submission: Please email to or upload to

For mail submission: Send the entries to:                     

Education Sector
Division for the Coordination of UN Priorities in Education
Section on HIV and AIDS
7, place de Fontenoy 75352
Paris Cedex 07 SP France