01.04.2011 -

UNESCO Director General attends the 35th Meeting of the of the Committee of Co-sponsoring organizations on the fight agains HIV and AIDS in Nairbi, Kenya

The UNESCO Director General, Mrs. Irina Bokova was in Nairobi Kenya, in March this year, to attend the 35th Meeting of the Committee of Co-sponsoring Organizations on the fight against HIV and AIDS. The Director General also attended the launch of the 2011 HIV and AIDS Report of the UN Secretary-General entitled Progress made in the implementation of the Declaration of commitment on HIV and AIDS Apart from discussing other pertinent issues related to HIV and AIDS, the Executive Heads also endorsed a new UNAIDS strategy for 2011-2015. While at the meeting of the Co-sponsors, Mrs. Bokova supported the demands for greater accountability of the funding and emphasized the need to build country capacity for more effective and sustainable educational responses to HIV and AIDS. The meeting made a commitment to a vision of zero discrimination, zero new HIV infections, and zero AIDS-related deaths.

The Director-General also participated in the first regular session for 2011 of the UN Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) and the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Principals which also took place at the UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi on 1st April, 2011.

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