HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS

1 December 2020

The Mission in South Sudan deployed a Nepalese Quick Reaction Force Team to Cueibet to support local police protecting civilians from a potential conflict between armed groups, following the killing of a young man.  The peacekeepers intercepted the groups and remained in the area until the situation was stable. 

25 November 2020
SG/SM/20452

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December:

25 November 2020

A new United Nations Children’s Fund report shows that 320,000 children and young people under the age of 20 were infected with HIV in 2019 – about one every 100 seconds, bringing the total number of children living with HIV to 2.8 million.  About half of children worldwide had access to life-saving treatment; nearly 100,000 children died of AIDS.

11 May 2020

Without mitigation efforts, COVID-19-related service disruptions could result in more than 500,000 extra deaths from tuberculosis, HIV and other AIDS-related illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa from 2020 to 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme against HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said today.

20 November 2019
SG/SM/19866-AIDS/215-OBV/1937

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December:

14 August 2019
SG/A/1898-AIDS/214-BIO/5240

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Winifred “Winnie” Karagwa Byanyima of Uganda as the next Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

3 June 2019
GA/12148

While the global fight to defeat AIDS has produced remarkable progress over the past decade — with HIV infections among children and deaths from related illnesses among people of all ages nearly cut in half — greater efforts are needed to overcome one of history’s greatest health crises, delegates told the General Assembly today as they registered mixed results in reversing negative trends.

12 February 2019
SG/A/1857-AIDS/213-BIO/5178

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Shannon Hader of the United States as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of Programme at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

2 December 2018
DSG/SM/1242-AIDS/212-WOM/2164

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the World AIDS Day high-level event on adolescent girls and young women, with the Global Fund and the Government of South Africa, in Johannesburg today:

28 November 2018
SG/SM/19374-AIDS/211-OBV/1843

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December:

12 June 2018
GA/12025

Having made considerable progress in reducing the rates of new HIV infections and expanding the availability of antiretroviral drugs, the global community must resist the temptation to “rest on its laurels” and instead redouble efforts to completely eradicate the virus, the General Assembly heard today, as delegates outlined national progress towards meeting testing and treatment benchmarks to that end.

12 June 2018
SG/SM/19086-GA/12026-AIDS/210

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the General Assembly review of HIV/AIDs, in New York today:

12 December 2017
SG/A/1775-AIDS/209

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Gunilla Carlsson of Sweden as Deputy Executive Director of Management and Governance, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

1 December 2017
SG/SM/18804-AIDS/208-OBV/1759

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for World AIDS Day, to be observed today:

1 December 2017

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has reported that refugees fleeing militia violence in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and arriving in Zambia have crossed the 12,000 mark, with 80 per cent of them women and children, driven out by extreme brutality of rampaging militias.

1 June 2017
GA/11917

Despite global gains in the fight against the HIV and AIDS epidemic, some 1,800 young people a day were being newly infected with the virus and prevention rates among adults around the world had stalled, the General Assembly’s President said today.

1 June 2017
DSG/SM/1060-GA/11918-AIDS/207

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed's remarks to the General Assembly annual meeting on HIV/AIDS, in New York today:

30 November 2016
SG/SM/18317-AIDS/206-OBV/1693

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the World AIDS Day event, in New York today:

28 November 2016
SG/SM/18309-AIDS/204

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message for the UN Cares Awards, in New York, today:

28 November 2016
SG/SM/18310-AIDS/205-OBV/1691

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December: