2008 High-level Meeting on AIDS opens

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2008 High-level Meeting on AIDS opens

10 June 2008

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2008 High-level Meeting on AIDS, General
Assembly, United Nations, New York.
10-11 June 2008

The 2008 High-level Meeting on AIDS opens today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Over the next two days the President of the General Assembly Srgjan Kerim, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, approximately 6 Heads of State and Government and over 80 ministers, senior officials, representatives of international organizations and civil society will meet to review progress towards the targets agreed in the UN’s 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the 2006 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS.

The UN Secretary-General will present his analytical report on the progress made and the challenges that remain in the global response to AIDS. The report is based on 147 national progress reports submitted to UNAIDS at the end of January 2008.

The High-level Meeting will provide an important forum for leaders from government, international organizations and civil society. In addition to reviewing progress, discussions are expected to cover the remaining challenges and explore sustainable ways of overcoming them.


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