Tolerant, compassionate and peace-loving people around the world lent their hearts and voices to raise awareness and celebrate Zero Discrimination Day for the first time on 1 March 2014. The day was an unprecedented opportunity for people in every corner of the world to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and productive life with dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love.
UNAIDS is inspired by the incredible response to the first Zero Discrimination Day
The First Lady of China Peng Liyuan underlined her ongoing commitment towards the vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. During a meeting with the UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on the eve of the Zero Discrimination Day, the First Lady also stressed commitment to working towards a world free from discrimination.
The Chinese news agency, Xinhua and UNAIDS have renewed their partnership for joint efforts on HIV through a two-year extension of the Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement was signed during a meeting between UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé and Xinhua’s President Li Congjun at the news agency’s headquarters in Beijing, China on Thursday 28 February.
Statement from Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS
Churches and other faith-based organizations are the largest single group providing health care services for HIV—contributing up to 50% of facility-based and community care in some countries.
UNAIDS garners global support for first Zero Discrimination Day
Brazil is among the leaders in ensuring HIV services reach all people. Created in June of 2009 the Ambulatory Service of Integral Health for Transvestites and Transsexuals is a unique centre in the country.
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Michel Sidibé and high-level delegation visit IDP sites
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on joint humanitarian mission warns of a growing health crisis
If signed into law the controversial bill would toughen punishments against gay people in Uganda
The First Lady of Japan Akie Abe has made a personal commitment toward ending AIDS. In her first official solo visit as First Lady, the spouse of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe attended the UNAIDS and Lancet Commission meeting in London on the 13-14, February 2014.
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé met in London with Parliamentarians from the all-party parliamentary groups on HIV and AIDS and Tuberculosis from the United Kingdom to take stock of the current state of the global AIDS epidemic.