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A Time for Renewal
Media Advisory

United Nations 60th anniversary
Update on Celebratory Events and Publications
December 2005


UN60 Focus on media productions


The most recent edition of the UN audiovisual catalogue, AudioVisual e-News #10, covers news up to the end of the year with a focus on the UN60 anniversary video and radio releases. The AudioVisual e-News #10 is the last version in this format; from 2006 please visit http://www.un.org/av/unfamily for Audio Visual e-News, updated information on media partnerships as well as direct links to the UN agencies audiovisual sites.

World Aids Day 2005

World AIDS Day is about getting involved so that everyone can make a difference in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. This year, NAT is using World AIDS Day to encourage people to get wearing and show their support by wearing the Red Ribbon, reminding us all that HIV is an issue for everyone. We want your help to encourage the British public to Wise up and Wear it .

World AIDS Day is now in its 18th year. The first international health day was initiated following a unique summit of health ministers who met in London in January 1988. They realised that a united global effort was required to halt the spread of HIV and AIDS. The first theme was 'Join the Worldwide Effort' .

World AIDS Day isn't just about one day. Planning takes place throughout the year and it is truly a long-term educational effort. Across the UK people get involved in events that stretch over several days or weeks.

The aim of World AIDS Day is to bring to people's attention the worldwide challenges and consequences of the epidemic in order to create change. Each year has been an opportunity to highlight the ways in which different groups of people are affected by HIV.

The World Aids Day 2005 is a UN60 commemorative event.

Fore more information please visit the official website: http://www.worldaidsday.org/index.asp

The media advisory is prepared by the Partnership Unit, CSS, Outreach Division, DPI.


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