Press release and statement archive


April

Brazilian football star David Luiz appointed new UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador

UNAIDS leverages the power of football ahead of FIFA 2014 World Cup

16 April 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

UNAIDS welcomes the appointment of Ambassador Deborah Birx as the new US Global AIDS Coordinator

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) congratulates Dr Deborah Birx on her appointment as Ambassador at Large and Coordinator of US Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally, leading the US Government’s international HIV efforts.

03 April 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

March

Cooperation for the local manufacturing of pharmaceuticals in Africa intensifies

African Union, UNAIDS, UNECA, UNIDO convene event with African finance ministers

29 March 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

Tajikistan lifts travel restrictions for people living with HIV

UNAIDS welcomes the recent lifting of all restrictions on entry, stay and residence for people living with HIV in Tajikistan. The amendments to the Law on HIV/AIDS were signed by the President of Tajikistan Emomalii Rahmon, on 14 March 2014.

28 March 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

UNAIDS calls for earlier access to HIV and TB testing and treatment services

On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day UNAIDS is making an urgent call for global efforts to be stepped up to ensure earlier testing and treatment of TB and HIV. TB remains a leading cause of death among people living with HIV. In 2012, there were an estimated 1.1 million new cases of TB among people living with HIV—with 75% of new cases occurring among people living in Africa.

21 March 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

UNAIDS Protect the Goal campaign tour kicks-off in South Africa

GENEVA/JOHANNESBURG, 5 March 2014—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), in cooperation with the Tobeka Madiba Zuma Foundation (TMZF) and the South African Football Association Development Agency (SDA), have announced the kick-off of the Protect the Goal world tour. Protect the Goal, which was first launched at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is a campaign to raise awareness around HIV prevention and encourage young people to get actively involved in both the national and global response to HIV.

05 March 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

Stand together on International Women’s Day

Message from UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on International Women’s Day

05 March 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

IFRC and UNAIDS join forces to reach 15 million people with HIV treatment by 2015

The IFRC and UNAIDS will combine expertise and capacity to support the implementation of UNAIDS’ Treatment 2015 initiative and develop a community model for delivering scaled-up access to HIV treatment.

04 March 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

Countries around the world celebrate Zero Discrimination Day

UNAIDS is inspired by the incredible response to the first Zero Discrimination Day

01 March 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

February

On the eve of Zero Discrimination Day, UNAIDS calls for the protection for the health and human rights of vulnerable populations

Statement from Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS

28 February 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

Zero Discrimination Day to be celebrated 1 March 2014

UNAIDS garners global support for first Zero Discrimination Day

27 February 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

UNAIDS warns of worsening conditions for internally displaced people in Central African Republic

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Michel Sidibé and high-level delegation visit IDP sites

20 February 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

UNAIDS urges greater protection for the most vulnerable in the Central African Republic

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on joint humanitarian mission warns of a growing health crisis

19 February 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

UNAIDS expresses deep concern over impact of Ugandan bill on the rights of gay men

If signed into law the controversial bill would toughen punishments against gay people in Uganda

18 February 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

UNAIDS and Lancet Commission to put forward recommendations on AIDS and global health for the post-2015 debate

The UNAIDS and Lancet Commission: Defeating AIDS – Advancing global health, reconvenes in London for final meeting on the future of HIV and global health

13 February 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

January

The M∙A∙C AIDS Fund, Rihanna and UNAIDS team up to reach nearly 2 million young people in need of lifesaving HIV treatment

Star studded effort to support the expansion of treatment 2015 with US$ 2 million grant to UNAIDS to deliver HIV treatment and care for adolescents and young people worldwide

30 January 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

UNAIDS and the World Bank Group endorse action points to address extreme poverty and AIDS

During a high-level meeting and discussions in Washington last week, UNAIDS and the World Bank Group endorsed four areas of action to accelerate efforts that address the interrelated challenges of AIDS, inequality and extreme poverty.

15 January 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

UNAIDS and the Global Fund express deep concern about the impact of a new law affecting the AIDS response and human rights of LGBT people in Nigeria

UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria express deep concern that access to HIV services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people will be severely affected by a new law in Nigeria––further criminalizing LGBT people, organizations and activities as well as people who support them.

14 January 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)

UNAIDS and the Organization of American States join efforts to advance the response to HIV in the Americas

UNAIDS and the Organization of American States (OAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in efforts to advance the response to HIV among the OAS Member States.

10 January 2014   |   Email this link to me   |    (PDF)