UNAIDS Speeches


"Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all" - speech by M. Ninan Varughese, Officer-in-Charge, UNAIDS New York Office, delivered in New York on 12 February 2013 on the occasion of the United Nations Commission for Social Development

UNAIDS would like to call on all stakeholders to further strengthen efforts to eliminate all forms of HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and promote and protect human rights of all people living with, affected by or at risk of HIV. This is critical not only to ensure an effective response to the AIDS epidemic, but also to achieve sustainable development that is human-centered and promotes social integration and inclusion. UNAIDS will continue to work with all partners towards the achievement of these goals.

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