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International AIDS Conference


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The Pediatric AIDS Coalition Cause Education Committee – The International AIDS Conference

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International AIDS Conference

  1. 1. INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE Michaela Boster & Nis hamid
  2. 2. United Nations founded in 1945, after World War II intergovernmental organization that functions to maintain international peace and security, protect human rights, deliver humanitarian aid, promote sustainable development, and uphold international law
  3. 3. United Nations 6 principal organs: 1. General Assembly 2. Security Council 3. Economic and Social Council 4. Trusteeship Council 5. International Court of Justice 6. UN Secretariat UN system agencies include: 1. World Bank Group 2. World Health Organization 3. World Food Programme 4. UNESCO 5. UNICEF 6. UN Development Group consortium of 32 UN agencies and groups, including UNAIDS
  4. 4. UNAIDSJoint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS; founded 1996 Goal - support an expanded response to HIV/AIDS - advocacy, information, monitoring, engagement, and resources Partnerships - government + civil society + private sector - IAS
  5. 5. IASInternational AIDS Society; founded 1988 members include: - researchers from all disciplines - clinicians - public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic - policy makers - programme implementers organizes two events (w/ UNAIDS): - International AIDS Conference - IAS Conference on HIV Science association of HIV professionals working at all levels of the global HIV response - 11,035 members from more than 160 countries
  7. 7. International AIDS Conference 2018 (AIDS 2018) • Biannual • Largest conference on any global health issue in the world • Organized by UNAIDS and the IAS • Forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights. • Hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 23-27 July • Theme: “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges”
  8. 8. International AIDS Conference Highlights - New evidence shows far-reaching impact of expanded US “global gag rule” - 20 of the world’s leading researchers say scientific evidence does not support HIV criminalization laws
  9. 9. The international AIDS Conference & How it relates to The Pediatric AIDS Coalition Global leaders open AIDS 2018 with a focus on people left behind: “We need to talk about HIV and AIDS the way we talk about any other illness in order to end the cruel stigma and discrimination that comes with this specific disease.”
  10. 10. “It always seems impossible until it is done.” ~Nelson Mandela 10
  11. 11. WELCOME TO AIDS 2020
  12. 12. Thanks for Listening!