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World Summit New York, September 2005

16 September 2005

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.