Millennium Development Goals and AIDS poster exhibition

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Millennium Development Goals and AIDS poster exhibition

23 September 2008

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A poster exhibition on “Millennium
Development Goals and AIDS” is running
from 22 to 26 September in the Basement
Colonnade of the United Nations in
New York.

Marking the High-level Event on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which takes place on 25 September, a poster exhibition on “Millennium Development Goals and AIDS” is running from 22 to 26 September in the Basement Colonnade of the United Nations in New York.

The exhibition explores the synergies between the AIDS response and the MDGs. Success will be mutual: the achievement of the MDGs will boost the AIDS response and conversely the response to AIDS can significantly contribute to several of the development goals.

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Safeguarding women's rights and increasing
their economic independence reduces
their vulnerability to HIV.

Improving maternal health and reducing child mortality require strong health systems and an integrated HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. Safeguarding women's rights and increasing their economic independence reduce the vulnerability of women to HIV. In addition universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support is an important milestone for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

The exhibition is an initiative of the Inter-Agency Working Group on AIDS, which includes UNAIDS Secretariat and Cosponsors as well as UNIFEM, the UN Dept of Public Info (DPI) and the UN Dept of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).