Russia’s Presidency of the G20 discussed during high-level visit to UNAIDS

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Russia’s Presidency of the G20 discussed during high-level visit to UNAIDS

28 March 2013

UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director (Programme) Luiz Loures (left) and Ksenia Yudaeva, G20 Sherpa, Office of the President of the Russian Federation.

In her first visit to Geneva as Russian G20 Sherpa, Ksenia Yudaeva visited UNAIDS Headquarters for a broad ranging discussion on global issues that are priorities for the Russian Presidency of the G20, including civil society participation, youth empowerment and development for all.

“Russia is using its Presidency of the G20 to strategically connect the dots on issues critical to the future of global governance,” said Ms Yudaeva, Chief of the Presidential Experts Directorate and the Russian G20 Sherpa. “UNAIDS’ experience is of special interest to Russia in how to promote civil society participation, transparency and accountability.”

Ms Yudaeva and her delegation from the Russian Sherpa’s Office were welcomed to UNAIDS by Dr. Luiz Loures, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director (Programme). “UNAIDS welcomes Russia’s unprecedented leadership on global governance. As President of the G20 in 2013 and of the G8 in 2014, Russia has an unprecedented opportunity to leverage support of civil society and young people to advance its priorities of sustainable, inclusive and balanced growth and development for all.”

Russia is using its Presidency of the G20 to strategically connect the dots on issues critical to the future of global governance. UNAIDS’ experience is of special interest to Russia in how to promote civil society participation, transparency and accountability.

Ksenia Yudaeva, Chief of the Presidential Experts Directorate and the Russian G20 Sherpa