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|Future of AIDS response focus of UN General Assembly High Level Meeting|
07 June 2011
More than 3000 people will come together at the United Nations in New York tomorrow for the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS. The meeting, which runs from 8–10 June, will provide an opportunity to take stock of the progress and challenges of the last 30 years and shape the future AIDS response.
|Timely Commitment from Top Leadership at AIDS Meeting|
01 June 2011
New York/Geneva, 31 May 2011—As the AIDS response reaches a critical turning point, world leaders are showing renewed commitment to AIDS as more than 30 Heads of State and Government and Vice Presidents are expected to convene at next week’s UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS. The top level support is coming at a decisive moment in the AIDS response as more people than ever before are living with HIV but international funding for AIDS is seen to be declining.
|UN Secretary-General outlines new recommendations to reach 2015 goals for AIDS response|
31 March 2011
NAIROBI, 31 March 2011—Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, investments in the AIDS response are yielding results, according to a new report released today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Titled Uniting for universal access: towards zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths, the report highlights that the global rate of new HIV infections is declining, treatment access is expanding and the world has made significant strides in reducing HIV transmission from mother to child.
|Belarus’ churches to cooperate in response to the HIV epidemic|
19 March 2007
The problems and needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and issues
related to faith-based organizations’ joint response to HIV/AIDS were discussed
today by His Eminence Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk Philareth, Patriarchal
Exarch to the whole Belarus and Ms. Cihan Sultanoglu, UN Resident
Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus.
|HIV/AIDS consulting room opens in Mogilev|
23 February 2007
Today the Mogilev center for hygiene, epidemiology and public health
hosted a ceremony of opening a youth informational and educational room on
HIV/AIDS. From now on anyone can receive here professional consultation and get
access to a set of educational services. The room was set up under the
“Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Belarus” project
implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Health of
|Professionals and representatives of civil society discussed medical and social aspects of HIV-infection|
13 November 2006
National Conference entitled “Medial and Social Aspects of HIV-infection,
Parenteral Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections” was held last
Friday in Minsk. The conference is a joint effort of the Belarusian Ministry of
Health and the National Center of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health with
support from UNDP Project “Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Republic
|Professor Lars O. Kallings, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe|
04 October 2006
From 2 to
4 October 2006 UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern
Europe Professor Lars O. Kallings (Sweden) paid a high level advocacy visit to
Belarus. Professor Kallings expressed his satisfaction with the progress
achieved by Belarus in the area of HIV and AIDS prevention. The Special Envoy
underlined that Belarus can serve as an example of a comprehensive and
sustainable response to the epidemic-related challenges in the
|UNDP project announces a contest on best PR action in Belarus rural areas|
17 August 2006
Belarus launches a contest on national best PR action in regional and district centers on the topic “Family is My Protection from HIV”. The contest is carried out under the project “Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Belarus” jointly implemented by the UNDP and the Ministry of Health of Belarus.
|Belarus remembers victims of AIDS|
19 May 2006
from 1983 the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is marked every year on
the third Sunday of May in more than 85 countries. On 19 May the youth
informational and educational consulting room on HIV/AIDS on the premises of the
AIDS prevention department of the National Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and
Public Health hosted a press-conference on the occasion of the International
AIDS Candlelight Memorial.
|UNDP workshops focus on people living with HIV/AIDS|
17 April 2006
The problems and needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and issues related to HIV/AIDS in prisons were discussed at two workshops organized last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the framework of the UNDP Project “HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment in Belarus”.
|Youth trained on HIV/AIDS prevention share best practices|
31 March 2006
Young people who have been trained as part of the UNDP Project “Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Belarus” and are currently involved in HIV/AIDS prevention based on the “peer education” model have been sharing best practices in building healthy lifestyle skills at a conference held from 30 to 31 March at the National Children’s Recuperation Center “Zubrenok.
|A photo competition “Stop AIDS. Keep the promises!” starts in Belarus|
10 March 2006
A national photo competition “Stop AIDS. Keep the Promises!” starts on 15 March under the project “HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment in the Republic of Belarus” which is jointly implemented by the UNDP and the Belarusian Ministry of Health. 15-30 year old people are legible for the competition with no limitations to work or study place.
|Youth hotline on HIV/AIDS launched in Minsk|
01 March 2006
A telephone hotline on HIV/AIDS for youth was launched today in the premises of the HIV/AIDS informational and educational consulting room under the UNDP project “HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment in the Republic of Belarus”.
|Youth consulting room on HIV/AIDS opened in Minsk|
02 December 2005
A youth informational and educational consulting room on HIV/AIDS was opened yesterday on the premises of the AIDS prevention Department of the National Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health, in Minsk (3, Ulyanovskaya Street).
|UNDP launches training seminars on HIV treatment for youth and teachers|
16 September 2005
A series of training seminars for youth and teachers on treating HIV was launched in Grodno, Belarus, on 15 and 16 September as part of the UNDP project “HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment in the Republic of Belarus”. Twenty-five youth activists of the Grodno region are attending one of the workshops, “Peculiarities of HIV/AIDS Prevention and the Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle among Youths,” including representatives of youth NGOs, school leaders and students’ self-government bodies.
|UNDP launches systematic work to teach doctors all aspects of HIV treatment|
24 June 2005
A two–day training workshop for doctors on the "Treatment and Prevention of HIV Infection," held in the framework of a special project of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), came to an end today in Minsk.
The workshop was the final stage of a two–week HIV
Infection Treatment course for doctors held at the
Belarusian Postgraduate Medical Education Academy.
|An action dedicated to the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial was held in Minsk|
14 May 2005
May 14, the Orthodox Laity in Honour of Madonna's Icon "All Grieves' Joy" (Minsk, 65 Pritytskogo Street) held, with the support of the UN Office in Belarus, a church and public action "Light a Candle," dedicated to the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. During the action, they chanted a requiem and performed a joint concert of the "Art Harmonicum" Accordion Orchestra and the Minsk School of Bell Ringers.
|UNDP trains managers of consulting units on HIV/AIDS prevention among drug users|
29 April 2005
Twenty three managers of Anonymous Consulting Units (ACU) from the
Minsk, Vitebsk and Gomel regions of Belarus, learned skills on the prevention of
HIV/AIDS among injecting drug users during a three-day workshop on the
"Efficient Management of an ACU" ending today near Minsk. The workshop is the
first in a long-term training course for managers and coordinators of Anonymous
Consulting Units organized under a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)'s
project on HIV/AIDS prevention.
|UNDP workshop prepares teachers to train youth on HIV/AIDS prevention|
28 April 2005
two-day national workshop on the "Organization and Dissemination of Information
and Educational Work on HIV/AIDS" prepared education professionals to train
young students on methods of HIV/AIDS prevention. The workshop, which ended in
Minsk today, was held in the framework of the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP)'s project “Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Republic
of Belarus”. The country's Ministry of Education was a co-organizer of the
|UNDP trains personnel of Belarus' correctional institutions on HIV/AIDS prevention|
24 March 2005
A two-day seminar, ending in
Minsk today, trained medical workers of Belarus’ correctional institutions to
work with volunteer inmates and prison personnel in the prevention and treatment
of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The seminar was part of
a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project on prevention and
treatment of HIV/AIDS and was co-organized by the Penal Department of the
Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
|UNDP project trains advisers on HIV/AIDS prevention|
21 March 2005
Teams of volunteers and outreach workers were trained last weekend to
provide advice to risk groups on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and
sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), during two workshops held in Minsk as part
of a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project carried out in
cooperation with the Belarus Ministry of Health.
|HIV/AIDS in the spotlight in Belarusian Media|
14 March 2005
journalists were awarded diplomas and valuable prizes at a ceremony held last
week after winning a national contest for the best newspaper stories on issues
related to HIV/AIDS and drug addiction. The contest, which was organized by the
UN Office in Belarus, the Belarusian Ministries of Health and Information and
the Belarusian National Youth Union, was aimed at drawing public attention to
problems related to the spread of HIV, drug addiction and venereal diseases, as
well as at pointing out measures to prevent these diseases.
|Soligorsk opens service centre for injecting drug users|
17 February 2005
A medical centre providing services to injecting drug users while preserving their anonymity was opened in February inside the premises of the Soligorsk City Centre for Hygiene and Epidemiology. The Centre, which was named "Your Choice", has been established under a EU/UNDP: “Programme of Assistance for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova”.
|UNDP started implementation of the project on HIV/AIDS prevention in Belarus|
18 January 2005
The United Nations Development
Programme jointly with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus started
the implementation of international technical assistance project «Prevention and
Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Belarus”. The Project was approved by
the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of Belarus and is funded by the
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which represents
partnership between governments, civil society and the private sector with the
Secretariat in Geneva (Switzerland).
|Belarus launched the World Campaign "Women, Girls, and HIV/AIDS"|
01 December 2004
on the World AIDS Day, Belarus launched the World Campaign "Women, Girls, and
HIV/AIDS." The aim of the Campaign is to reduce the vulnerability of women to
HIV-infection, to strengthen the role of women in decision-making: to preserve
one's health in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemics.
|"The Door!?.." Photo Exhibition-Installation was held in the city of Svetlogorsk|
12 October 2004
"The Door!?.." Photo Exhibition-Installation took place from October 4 till October 12, 2004, in the city of Svetlogorsk, in the premises of the City Culture Centre (19 Fifty Years of October Street).
The Exhibition was held by the "Positive Movement" Belarusian Public Association within the Joint Project of the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Republic of Belarus "Involving HIV Patients and Their Relatives into Actions to Prevent HIV/AIDS."
|The photo exhibition-installation “Door!?..” was held in Soligorsk|
24 May 2004
From 16 to 22
May the photo exhibition-installation “Door!?..” was held in the Soligorsk
Palace of Culture (41 Kozlova street) organized by the Belarusian
non-governmental association “Positive movement”. The exhibition was organized
within the framework of the joint project of the UN Office in Belarus and the
Belarusian Government “Involvement of People Living with HIV and Their Families
into HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities”.
|Stars performed against AIDS|
19 May 2004
the Minsk Palace of Sports hosted a charitable action "Sports and Music Stars
Against AIDS", organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
together with Maxim Mirny, a famous Belarusian tennis player.
|Candles was lit to commemorate those died from HIV/AIDS|
17 May 2004
On 14 May 2004 the concert
“Lighting the candles” to mark the International Day of Commemorating AIDS
Victims was organized in the “Babylon” Night Club within the framework of
the UNDP Project “HIV and vulnerable groups” which is implemented by the Youth
NGO “Vstrecha” and the Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs. This year the
worldwide actions were held under the common slogan “Turning Remembrance into
|The Campaign «Sport and Pop Stars Against AIDS» Launched in Belarus|
29 April 2004
«Sport and Pop Stars Against AIDS» has been launched in Belarus. The campaign in
organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) jointly with the
Belarusian tennis player Maksim Mirny, UN Goodwill Ambassador on HIV/AIDS in
|Church and Community Council on HIV/AIDS may be established in Belarus|
22 January 2004
A working meeting for discussing the idea of establishing the Church and Community Council on HIV/AIDS was held on 20 January in the conference hall of the UN Office in Belarus. Among the participants were representatives of the Belarusian Round Table on Inter-Church Aid, non-governmental associations “Positive movement”, “Social support”, “Alternative”, UN agencies and AIDS Prevention Center.