United For Action On AIDS
This year, as usual, the UNESCO Moscow Office organized the events dedicated to the World AIDS Day.
On 21-23 November 2007 Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University hosted All-Russian Conference “Prevention of Socially Significant Diseases within education system” conducted by the Youth Policy, Education and Social Protection Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency on Education, together with the Federal Surveillance Consumers’ Service Agency, UNICEF and the UNESCO Moscow Office.
Ministry of Education and Science, other Ministries, institutions and executive agencies of the Russian Federation, international organizations, heads and staff of higher pedagogical educational institutions, in-service training institutes for teachers, other educational institutions and non-governmental organizations engaged in the prevention of substance abuse and HIV among children and youth took part in the Conference.
Effective models and information technologies of the prevention programmes for children and youth; preventive work with children and youth in especially difficult life situation; interagency and inter-sector cooperation, coordination and evaluation of the efficiency of prevention programmes; participation of the experts of social and medical services, parents, youth and adolescents in prevention programmes were the main subjects of the Conference.
The Conference awoke intense interest in the pedagogical community and in the experts in preventive education. It was widely covered in the mass-media as well as on www.preventology.ru. The number of the participants registered was 480 people.
Participants elaborated recommendations for the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, for the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, for the executive agencies of the Russian Federation, for higher school educational institutions, for non-governmental organizations and parental community.
A presentational event "Beauty will save the world" took place on December 1 at the Russian Culture Fund to mark the World AIDS Day. The event was organized by the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts (MSUCA) in the framework of the UNESCO Moscow Office’s project "Contemporary Arts in Response to HIV and AIDS" (website of the project www.artsandaids.ru).
This project has been implemented since March 2006 with the support of the UNESCO Moscow Office with the aim to mobilize young creative professionals for a search of new artistic tools to be used in the HIV prevention campaigns.
The event was attended by the representatives of UNESCO and other public organizations working in the sphere of HIV and AIDS, leading culturologists, teachers, and representatives of artistic professions, decision-makers, and students of the universities of culture ad arts. They discussed such issues as the situation with the spread of HIV infection in Russia, Belarus and Moldova; scientific analysis of sociocultural factors in the spread of HIV infection on the territory of the post-Soviet republics; identification of the cultural resources to be used in HIV prevention campaigns, including the use of a social animation.
Upon completion of the Round table a solemn ceremony of handing out diplomas to the winners of the Creative Initiatives Competition took place. The diplomas were awarded in the following nominations: printed advertisement (artistic design and photography), a visual reel (video and animation), a social animated project. The ceremony was accompanied by a concert of MSUCA’s students.
During the event an exhibition of the best posters devoted to the issues of HIV and AIDS were displayed in the hall of the Russian Culture Fund.
During the work of the Round table
During the ceremony of handing out diplomas to the winners of the Creative Initiatives Competition
Exhibition of the best posters devoted to the issues of HIV and AIDS
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A special event dedicated to the World Aids Day 2007 took place at the Stella Art Foundation on 3 December 2007. The programme of the event included a presentation of the project «Contemporary Art for Human Rights of Children living with HIV: Master-classes of Russian Artists». The participants saw an exhibition of works made by children during the master-classes held by the renowned Russian artists, as well as a film about the results of the project.
Exhibition of the children's works
During the demonstration of the film
Participnats and guests of the event