30.11.2016 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

UNESCO's message for the World AIDS Day

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016

UNESCO believes in education as the cornerstone of a sustainable and effective approach to HIV prevention. According to the 2016 Prevention Gap report, two-thirds of young people do not have correct and comprehensive knowledge of HIV. This, combined with such other factors as lack of access to services, stigma, discrimination, and structural inequalities, leads to a disproportionate impact for certain populations.


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