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UNESCO and L'Oréal Collaboration - Hairdressers of the World Against AIDS

UNESCO and L'Oréal Collaboration - Hairdressers of the World Against AIDS

UNESCO and L’Oréal Professional Products on 3 May 2005 signed an agreement under which they will work together on an HIV and AIDS education programmes.

Within the framework of the cooperation agreement, UNESCO and L’Oréal launched a new programme Hairdressers of the World against AIDS, aimed at raising awareness of HIV and AIDS by offering courses to hairdressers in training.

This programme offers courses adapted to the cultures of the countries concerned. It is part of the programme already put in place by L'Oréal in Africa, which has thus far provided for 170,000 training days. The hairdressers serve to further the campaign by relaying their knowledge to clients in their salons, veritable places of exchange and dialogue across the continent.

“Through its worldwide network of educators training several hundred thousand people, L’Oréal has the capability to contribute in a significant way to the fight against HIV/AIDS. After Africa, India and Brazil are also joining the programme,” L'Oréal Vice-President Jean-Jacques Lebel said at the signing of the protocol agreement.

L'Oréal's Professional Products Division has 115 technical training centers in more than 50 countries, staffed by several thousand teachers. L’Oréal Professional Products has 400,000 partner salons around the world with more than two million professionals who are ready to take on this education project.

  • Start date: 03-05-2005   End date: 07-12-2008
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