Statements and Webcast
H.E. Mr. Narcís Casal De Fonsdeviela, Permanent Representative
9 June 2011
- Statement: French (Check against delivery)
NARCÍS CASAL DE FONSDEVIELA (Andorra) said it was necessary to continue creating partnerships between stakeholders and raising awareness among youth and young adults in order to mobilize them. Andorra continued to do everything possible to contribute positively to the struggle against HIV and ensure the success of prevention and treatment programmes, he said. It had eliminated the requirement for medical tests, including for HIV in persons wishing to live in Andorra, thereby doing away with possible discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS. Care for AIDS patients was managed through a free health-care system, he added. Regarding education and schools, he said the country had held educational activities in all schools on preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Andorra had also contributed to programmes in Africa and Latin America, by providing psychological care for AIDS orphans, among other measures.