UNAIDS will be launching an operational plan for women, girls, gender equality and HIV at a high-level event during the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. The event will bring together key leaders from governments from the North and South, civil society and United Nations Organisations.
The plan paves the way to place women and girls at the centre of the AIDS response and calls on the UN system to support country action, in close consultation with governments, and through partnerships with civil society and development partners.
Participation to the CSW is critical in demonstrating a shared commitment to advance the rights and health of women and girls, in the context of HIV, and building a political platform for accelerated action at the country level.
Date: Tuesday, 2 March 2010 (13:15-14:30)
Venue: 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations Headquarters, New York (room to be confirmed)
Contact: Geneva : Jantine Jacobi | tel. +41 22 791 1056 | [email protected]
Leveraging the AIDS response, UNAIDS works to build political action and to promote the rights all of people for better results for global health and development. Globally, it sets policy and is the source of HIV-related data. In countries, UNAIDS brings together the resources of the UNAIDS Secretariat and 10 UN system organizations for coordinated efforts to unite the world against AIDS. www.unaids.org