The 33rd UNAIDS Board meeting opens

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The 33rd UNAIDS Board meeting opens

17 December 2013

UNAIDS governing body, the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) is holding its 33rd Board meeting from 17-19 December in Geneva, Switzerland.

In the opening session, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé will address the Board giving an overview of the progress made in the AIDS response as well as the challenges ahead.

Board members will receive a report on the strategic use of antiretroviral therapy for treating and preventing HIV, as well as information on the coordination of HIV technical support in a rapidly changing environment. The Board will also be updated on AIDS in the post-2015 development agenda.

Board members have been encouraged to include young people in their delegations to attend the 33rd UNAIDS Board meeting and the final day of the meeting will be dedicated to a thematic segment on HIV, adolescents and youth.