World AIDS Day to be marked by UNAIDS Office in Washington

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World AIDS Day to be marked by UNAIDS Office in Washington

30 November 2009

In collaboration with twenty-six civil society organizations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the World Bank, UNAIDS is hosting a luncheon on 1 December which completes a policy forum series on HIV, human rights and key at-risk populations. 

In recent months UNAIDS has hosted leaders from around the world in Washington, DC to discuss the human rights issues of addressing HIV in three key at-risk populations:  men who have sex with men on 16 September; sex workers on 15 October; and people who inject drugs on 12 November. A representative from each population will address human rights and universal access.  Civil society representatives will present recommendations to the United States government.  U.S. Representative Jim McDermott (Washington State) will give special remarks.