Sport is unique in its ability to unify and galvanize people all over the world. Sportsmen and women are recognized as role models and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is creating partnerships with individuals and organizations to build on this – to raise awareness on AIDS issues and to help inform people about how to protect themselves against HIV infection. Sport is an exceptional platform to create greater public awareness in order to help countries meet their targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010.
"Score the Goals" comic book
“Be smart protect yourself” competition
International Olympic Committe and Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (2005), Together for HIV and AIDS Prevention: A Toolkit for the Sports Community, Lausanne, Geneva, Switzerland.
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (2005), The Cricket HIV and AIDS Curriculum, Geneva, switzerland.
International Olympic Committee and Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (2004), Memorandum of Understanding between UNAIDS and the International Olympic Committee, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Date of birth: 26 September 1976
Date of appointment: June 2006
Personal website: www.michael-ballack.com
Quote: "AIDS is still around and I think that we should all work together to help others, I am proud to be a part of this campaign and to unite with such a star like Emmanuel to help raise awareness on this important issue".
Date of birth: 12 February, 1969
Date of appointment: November 2011
Quote: “People living with HIV are people like you and me,” said Myung-Bo Hong during the appointment ceremony. “They have rights and should not be discriminated against. I am delighted to be working with UNAIDS to use sport to help bring an end to AIDS.”
Date of birth: 26 February 1984
Date of appointment: March 2009
Personal website: adebayor-sharethejourney.com
Quote: "I have seen it with my own eyes – AIDS is not about rivalry – we must work together and help – I will, in my role as UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, speak to head of states and governments to make welfare and not warfare."
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Mr. Richard Leonard
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Ms. Cheryl Bauerle
Ms. Barton-Knott Sophie