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UN Plus meets UN Secretary General - Photo Gallery

22 May 2007

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As part of the 61st session of the General Assembly, UN Plus– the UN system-wide group of staff living with HIV– met with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to brief him on the key achievements of the group since its inception in March 2005 and to discuss the opportunities and challenges that UN positive staff face at work.

During the meeting, a delegation of UN Plus members presented the Secretary General with specialized position papers covering four main issues of concern: stigma and discrimination, confidentiality, medical insurance, and travel restrictions and mobility. The group also made specific requests to the action items outlined in the papers. The meeting also served to evaluate the progress made on the concerned issues and discuss the way forward to improve the workplace environment for all people living with HIV working within the UN system.


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From L to R: UNAIDS Executive Director, Dr.Peter Piot, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Deborah Landey during the meeting with the UNplus group.

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UNplus members with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon after briefing him on the key achievements of the group.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with UNplus Global Coordinator Bhatupe Mhango after the meeting where she gave an overview of the history of UNplus.

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UNplus advisory committee members meeting the UN Medical Services Director. One of the key issues raised by the UNplus group is the provision of a comprehensive and non-discriminatory health insurance for all staff.


All photo credit: UNAIDS/Brad Hamilton


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