UNAIDS is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is pleased to welcome you to its second annual “Where History is Made” Gala to benefit UNAIDS.
Thank you for joining us this evening to support UNAIDS work in significantly increasing access to HIV prevention and treatment services for women and children worldwide and to pay tribute to our distinguished honoree, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. We are proud and delighted to be able to honor him for his exceptional contribution to the global AIDS response.
Every four minutes, a child is infected with HIV. Without HIV treatment, half of all children living with HIV will die by the age of two and most will die before their fifth birthday. It is possible to prevent the deaths of children and mothers.
UNAIDS and partners recently launched Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free: Ending New Infections in Children, Adolescents and Young Women. This initiative aims at ending paediatric AIDS by making sure that we halt new infections in children, find children who have been missed and ensure they have access to lifesaving treatment, and prevent new infections in girls and young women.
You can make history by helping us to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and prevent thousands of deaths by supporting UNAIDS and our partners. With your help, we will soon be able to ensure that all children, everywhere, are born free from HIV.
Thank you so much and enjoy an inspiring evening to benefit children and families living with and affected by HIV.
UNAIDS Executive Director
UNAIDS Gala 2016
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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