Tuesday, 20 March 2018

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Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Established in 1994 by a resolution of the UN Economic and Social Council and launched in January 1996, UNAIDS is guided by a Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) with representatives of 22 governments from all geographic regions, the UNAIDS Cosponsors, and five representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including associations of people living with HIV. UNAIDS headquarters is located in Geneva and there are 7 Regional offices and over 80 country offices around the world.

Leveraging the AIDS response, UNAIDS works to build political action and to promote the rights of all people for better results for global health and development. Globally, it sets policy and is the source of HIV-related data.

Through a series of goals, resolutions and declarations adopted by Member Nations of the United Nations, the world has a set of commitments, actions and goals to stop and reverse the spread of HIV and scale up towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services.

The UNAIDS strategy aims to advance global progress in achieving country set targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development goals by 2015.

Greece is in close collaboration with UNAIDS and follows the later recommendations for fighting HIV/AIDS in the national plan. Every year campaigns against the disease are taking place all over the country, providing free testing, information on prevention, treatment, counselling and supportive services.

Last Updated Wednesday, 04 September 2013

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