Media Advisory

World AIDS Day: Global Launch of the 2010 Stocktaking Report “Children and AIDS” with UN Partners

16 November 2010
Author: UNFPA

WHAT:

The Stocktaking Report 2010 reviews advances made in the four areas of HIV and AIDS that affect children and highlights key steps towards achieving an AIDS-free generation. The report is issued by UNICEF and its partners (UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, WHO).

One major finding is that most countries have made important gains in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and in paediatric treatment. Some countries have made progress towards HIV prevention goals, and more AIDS-affected children are benefiting from protection, care and support services, but much more remains to be done.

The report will be launched at a press conference in New York with news embargoed until 10AM US EST (15:00 GMT), 30 November 2010.

WHEN:

Tuesday, 30 November 2010; 11am to 12pm

WHERE:

UNICEF House, Danny Kaye Visitors Centre; 3 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017

WHO:
Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
TBC, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Dr Paul De Lay, Deputy Executive Director for Programme, UNAIDS
Dr Ying-Ru Lo, Coordinator for prevention in the Health Sector, HIV/AIDS Department, WHO
Dr George Tembo, Chief of HIV and AIDS programme, UNFPA
Ms. Christine Alfsen, Senior Science Program Specialist, UNESCO

Media Contacts:

UNICEF
Roshan Khadivi, UNICEF New York; 212 326 7270, rkhadivi@unicef.org
Genine Babakian, UNICEF New York; 212 326 7553, gbabakian@unicef.org

UNAIDS
Sophie Barton-Knott, UNAIDS Geneva; +41 22 791 1697, bartonknotts@unaids.org

WHO
Tunga Namjilsuren, WHO Geneva; + 41 79 203 3176, namjilsurent@who.int

UNFPA
Omar Gharzeddine, UNFPA New York; +1 212 297 5028, gharzeddine@unfpa.org

UNESCO
Victoria Kalinin, UNESCO Paris; +33 1 45 68 18, v.kalinin@unesco.org

Attention broadcasters:
Video footage and high resolution images will be available free of charge at www.thenewsmarket.com/unicef