Encouraging the active participation of all partners in the fight against AIDS has become my personal priority. The epidemic is the greatest public health challenge of our times and we must harness the expertise of all sectors of society. I am calling for a major mobilization of political will and significant additional funding to enable a dramatic leap forward in prevention, education, care and treatment.

Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations

A Watershed in the Fight against HIV/AIDS
The need for action is clear ...
Secretary-General's Report on HIV/AIDS
Declaration of Commitment
Bringing young people on board
Working together makes a difference
Civil Society Organizations
"When the General Assembly holds its special session on AIDS in June, all the United Nations Member States will have the chance to pledge their commitment to the global fight against AIDS. I look forward to that occasion, not for the fine words that will no doubt be produced, but for the tangible outcomes it brings closer. As the new century dawns, every corner of the planet is aware of the terrible scale of the epidemic. We must now ensure the world demands an effective response, equal to that scale."

Peter Piot, Executive Director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Published by the United Nations Department of Public Information and UNAIDS , DPI/2194 April 2001 

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