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2006 High-Level Meeting on AIDS
Uniting the world against AIDS

31 May — 2 June, United Nations, New York


Calendar of Events

Event: High Level Plenary Meeting
Date/Time: 2 June, Friday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.(1)
Venue: General Assembly Hall

Member States and observers represented at the Ministerial and highest level will be invited to speak in the high-level meeting for a maximum of three minutes each. It will be important that this is strictly adhered to. Member States should contact General Assembly Affairs Branch for inscription if they have not already done so.

The meeting will be opened by the President of the General Assembly and addressed by the Secretary-General.

Pending a decision by the General Assembly, the Executive Director of UNAIDS and the Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria may be invited to address the opening of the High-level Meeting. Khensani Mavasa from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), accredited through the International Women’s Health Coalition,(2) and Mr. Bill Roedy of MTV International are also proposed to be invited to speak during the meeting, on behalf of civil society and the private sector, respectively.

In line with General Assembly Resolution 60/224, the plenary meeting will be open to attendees described in paragraph 5 of the main body of this information note.

Civil society attendees will be invited to observe the plenary meeting from the public gallery, within the limits of the space available. There will be an “overflow room” (Conference Room 3) to enable delegates unable to attend in person to follow proceedings.

Pursuant to General Assembly Resolution 60/224, Member States are invited to consider the adoption of a short Declaration aimed at reaffirming and expressing recommitment to the full implementation of the Declaration of Commitment. This Declaration will be adopted at the culmination of the meeting.

1 Arrangements have been made such that the High-level meeting can continue beyond 18:00 as necessary to accommodate all inscribed speakers.
2 Alternate: Reverend Canon Gideon Byamugisha from the African Network of Religious Leaders Living With and Personally Affected by HIV and AIDS (ANERELA+)


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