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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2004 TO FOCUS ON WOMEN AND HIV/AIDS

Headquarters event to be led by UN Secretary-General, WHO Director-General,
Queen Noor and Special Guests

Who

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan; WHO Director-General LEE Jong-wook; H.M. Queen Noor (Jordan); Deputy Director General of the International Organization for Migration Mrs. Ndioro Ndiaye; UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Sir George Alleyne; Ms. Noerine Kaleeba from UNAIDS; Mr. Dean Peacock from Men As Partners; and Dr. Linda Distlerath from Merck Inc.

Where

Conference Room 2

When

Monday, 8 March 2004, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Theme

Women and HIV/AIDS

Highlights:

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan will address the global situation of women and HIV/AIDS;

WHO Director-General LEE Jong-wook will discuss increasing access to treatment;

H.M. Queen Noor will speak about how HIV/AIDS affects women in the Middle East;

IOM Deputy Director General Mrs. Ndioro Ndiaye will discuss how migration and trafficking in persons impact the spread of HIV;

Sir George Alleyne, M.D. will discuss stigma and the situation of women in the Caribbean region;

Ms. Noerine Kaleeba from UNAIDS will focus on activating community support for people and families living with HIV;

Mr. Dean Peacock from EngenderHealth, South Africa, will outline the role of men and boys in preventing violence and the spread of HIV;

Dr. Linda Distlerath will discuss the role of the private sector, and making medicines and prevention methods more accessible to women.

The event will be webcast live

Contact:

Ms. Assiya Akanay in the Division for Advancement of Women, tel: (212) 963-8034, email: akanay@un.org or

Ms. Amina Adam: (212) 963-3169, email: adama@un.org"
or

Vivienne Heston-Demirel in the Department of Public Information, tel: (212) 963-2932,
email: heston-demirel@un.org
or

visit: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/.