Speech by Dr Peter Piot, UNAIDS Executive Director, Tsinghua University, Omnicom building, Beijing, 17 September 2008
Thank you for inviting me to join you here today. It is an honour and a privilege to have this opportunity to speak at Tsinghua University. Every time I come to China I hear more and more about this prestigious university’s pioneering approach to tackling AIDS. The Comprehensive AIDS Research Centre of Tsinghua University is a real leader in the vital field of examining societal drivers behind the epidemic, and developing innovative strategies to counter them. The world needs more centres like this one! The partnership with Omnicom brings together one of China’s most famous universities with one of the world’s top media companies – a partnership that highlights the increasingly critical role that communications plays in the modern world.