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Friday, December 3, 2004

United Nations Headquarters, New York

Intermediate and Secondary Students (grades 5- 12)

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: from Awareness to Action


Please use the following list to guide your research as you prepare for discussing the five sub themes:

Cyberschoolbus site on HIV/AIDS

15th International AIDS Conference – Bangkok, Thailand July 11-16 2004


UNICEF Voices of Youth

UNESCO Living and Learning in a World with HIV/AIDS

Discrimination and HIV/AIDS/ Physicians for Human Rights

UNAIDS Fact Sheets

UNICEF Orphan Facts Sheet

Global Health Council

Youth AIDS

UNAIDS Co-Sponsors

Summary of International Guidelines

Glossary of Important Terms and Additional Information

Millennium Development Goals (MDG)- Goals that outline an expanded vision of development, one that vigorously promotes human development as the key to sustaining social and economic progress in all countries, and recognizes the importance of creating a global partnership for development. The goals have been commonly accepted as a framework for measuring development progress.

UNESCO – United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNHCHR – UN Office of the High Commission for Human Rights
UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund


"The full realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all is an essential element in a global response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, including in the areas of prevention, care, support and treatment, … [This realization] reduces vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and prevents stigma and related discrimination against people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS."

Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS "Global Crisis — Global Action"

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