In New York from 12-16 September, UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot participated in the 2005 World Summit, as well as in advance events.
On 16 September, Dr Piot spoke at the launch of the "Treat every child as your own" campaign by the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA), where an agreement to strengthen collaboration on the campaign's implementation was signed by UNAIDS, UNICEF and the OAFLA.
On 15 September, at a briefing on women, AIDS and girls' education for First Spouses attending the 2005 World Summit, Dr Piot launched "Educate girls, fight AIDS", a new issues brief from the UNAIDS-led Global Coalition on Women and AIDS.
On 13 September, Dr Piot addressed leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. He also spoke at an informal breakfast, hosted by UNDP, entitled "Responding to the Challenges of the Millennium Declaration and the AIDS Epidemic: UNAIDS and UN Reform".
On 12 September, Dr Piot spoke at an informal lunch organized by UNAIDS together with UNDP and the International Parliamentary Union (IPU). Entitled "National Policy and the AIDS Response – the Role of Parliamentarians", the event focused on exploring how parliamentarians can become more fully engaged in the response to AIDS.
The "Treat every child as your own" campaign was launched by the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS on 15 September, during the 2005 World Summit.
The campaign aims to prevent new infections among young people, and particularly to protect children affected by the disease from stigma.
At the event, UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot and Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF, together with Mrs Jeannette Kagame, First Lady of the Republic of Rwanda and President of the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS, signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration and to provide technical guidance and assistance with resource mobilization as well as monitoring and evaluation of the campaign's impact.
At an informal briefing on women and AIDS and girls' education for spouses of heads of state attending the 2005 World Summit, the Executive Director of UNAIDS launched "Educate girls, fight AIDS", a new issues brief produced by the UNAIDS-led Global Coalition on Women and AIDS.
In Brazil from 25-28 July, UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot attended the 3rd IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, held in Rio de Janeiro, where he was invited to deliver the Special Lecture at the conference closing on 27 July. Dr Piot also met with Brazilian government officials, including the newly appointed Minister of Health Saraiva Felipe, and visited community-based projects.
Dr Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS, addresses the opening of the 7th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), where UNAIDS launched a new report: 'A Scaled Up Response to AIDS in Asia and Pacific'.
In Beijing from 12-16 June, UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot met with Premier Web Jiabao and other Chinese leaders. He also addressed students and faculty at the Health Science Center of Beijing University and at China's Central Party School.
Dr Peter Piot, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, travelled with US Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Randall Tobias on a joint three-day mission to the southwestern province of Yunnan in China from 8-10 June. View photos.
Following the Yunnan mission, Dr Piot visited the Chinese capital of Beijing, from 12-16 June, where he met with Premier Web Jiabao and other leaders. He also addressed students and faculty at the Health Science Center of Beijing University and at China's Central Party School. View photos.
HRH Princess Mathilde of Belgium (second from right), together with (from left) Rector Francis Van loon, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy, and UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot, following announcement of HRH as children and AIDS special representative.
Leaders from Norway, UK, Sweden, UNAIDS and the World Bank were in Mozambique on 22-23 March, where they met with representatives of the government, civil society, UN and donor agencies to explore ways to improve donor harmonization at all levels, and in particular in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Members of the delegation included: Hilde Johnson, Norwegian Minister of International Development; Gobind Nankani, Vice-President for Africa, World Bank; Suma Chakrabarti, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Development (DfID); Dr Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations; and Ruth Jacoby, Director General for Development Cooperation at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
While in Swaziland, UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot visited the Mambatfweni community in Nhlambeni. The community comprises a number of integrated AIDS projects including Neighbourhood Care Points, which provide vulnerable children with daily hot meals, the chance to play with other children, as well as education and psychosocial support; indlunkhulu fields, where food is grown on land allocated by the Chief for orphaned and vulnerable children in the chiefdom; and a number of support programmes for People Living with HIV and AIDS.
A new report from UNAIDS, "AIDS in Africa: Three scenarios to 2025", was launched in Addis Ababa on 4 March 2005. The report presents three possible case studies for how the AIDS epidemic in Africa could evolve over the next 20 years based on policy decisions taken today by African leaders and the rest of the world.
UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot, at the podium, addresses participants gathered at the launch of the report "AIDS in Africa: Three scenarios to 2025".