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Candles was lit to commemorate those died from HIV/AIDS
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 Action”.
On 16 May millions of people in 85 countries participated in the large-scale traditional action to commemorate the victims of HIV/AIDS. The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is organized every year on the third Sunday of May to commemorate those died from AIDS, to demonstrate support to people living with HIV/AIDS, to draw attention to the problem of rapidly spreading epidemic of HIV/AIDS and to mobilize communities for combating HIV/AIDS.
This year the campaign was held under the slogan “Turning Remembrance into Action”. Under this slogan the United Nations Office in the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian Association of UNSECO Clubs, Youth NGO “Vstrecha” and the “Babylon” Night Club organized the night concert on 14 May. Among the participants were Aleksander Solodukha, Igor Polansky, Yana, Olga Plotnikova, pop-groups “Oblaka” and “Millenium”, the “Serzh” parody theatre, go-go «Bad boys» and others.
Organization of such actions in the
“Babylon” Night Club within the framework of the UNDP Project “HIV and
vulnerable groups” implemented by Youth HGO “Vstrecha” and the Belarusian
Association of UNESCO Clubs has become an annual tradition intended to outreach
such a vulnerable group as young clubbers with the messages about the danger of
HIV/AIDS, drug use and risky sexual behavior models.