New York

18 May 2019

Ms. Gunilla Carlsson of Sweden - Acting Executive Director of UNAIDS

The Secretary-General has accepted the resignation of Michel Sidibé, the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), following his appointment as Minister of Health and Social Affairs of the Republic of Mali.

The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Sidibé’s dedication and championing of an AIDS response that is people-centred and anchored in human rights, and recognizes his contribution in keeping AIDS high on the political agenda,  promoting multi-stakeholder partnerships and mobilizing sustainable financing for an effective AIDS response.

The Deputy Executive Director for Management and Governance of UNAIDS, Ms. Gunilla Carlsson, has been appointed as the Acting Executive Director while the recruitment process for a successor is underway.