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World AIDS Day 2007 - Highlights of UNESCO Events

From 02-11-2007 to 02-11-2007 (Global) 

Every year activities take place around the world on 1 December to commemorate World AIDS Day. It offers a unique occasion to organize actions to bring attention to existing programmes, launch new initiatives, undertake advocacy around key HIV- and AIDS-related issues, and raise general awareness on HIV and AIDS.

The theme of World AIDS Day 2007 is leadership. Building on this year’s theme and UNESCO’s longstanding work in HIV and AIDS, UNESCO’s offices around the world are taking part in a variety of activities:

UNESCO Bangkok
On World AIDS Day 2006, UNESCO Bangkok, with the support of other UN agencies, government offices, civil society organizations and the private sector, set the Guinness World Record™ for the world’s longest chain of condoms. A total of 1,436 participants tied together a total of 24,516 condoms, measuring 2,715 metres long. The event promoted condom use and HIV and AIDS prevention in an upbeat and positive manner. UNESCO Bangkok is challenging others to break their record. This year UNESCO-Bangkok is participating in a campaign being organized by the World Bank to help empower women to feel more comfortable buying, talking about, and using condoms.

UNESCO Brasilia
UNESCO Brasilia, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health are organizing a ceremony to honor the winners of a student poster competition on sexually transmitted infections, HIV prevention and drug abuse. More…

UNESCO Cairo is working with the UNAIDS Secretariat and multiple civil society and UN partners on a coordinated plan for World AIDS Day. In addition, UNESCO Cairo is developing an internet campaign with and for young people; organizing a walk against HIV and AIDS; and assisting in the organization of a creative arts competition for youth.

UNESCO Communication and Information Sector
Television producers from six African countries are being trained and supported by UNESCO and the African Broadcasting Media Partnership (ABMP). They will produce a short documentary film on HIV and AIDS, to be aired in up to 30 countries on World AIDS Day. More…

UNESCO Islamabad
UNESCO Islamabad, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, is planning a national seminar on health education for in-school youth. More…

UNESCO Jakarta
UNESCO Jakarta is collaborating with government institutions, civil society partners and artists to incorporate HIV and AIDS prevention messages into traditional arts performances to be held on World AIDS Day. More…

UNESCO Mexico is working with the Ministry of Education and other national counterparts on a national plan on sex education to be presented on 7 December. Some of the schools participating in the Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) are also planning activities to commemorate World AIDS Day. More…

Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO
The Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO and the Mongolian Ministry of Education, with support from UNESCO Bangkok and UNESCO Beijing, are training over 100 secondary education teachers on HIV prevention education at a national workshop during World AIDS Day.

Presentation of the movie and booklet prepared for the project, “Contemporary Art for Human Rights of Children Living with HIV: Master classes of Russian artists” More…

UNESCO New Delhi
Together with Plan International, Care International and a number of other NGOs, UNESCO New Delhi is organizing a series of activities with young people. Planned events include street theatre on HIV and AIDS, a debate on school-based sex education, and the release of a film on HIV produced by college students. More...

UNESCO Windhoek
UNESCO Windhoek, in collaboration with UNFPA, is providing support to the Namibia National Teachers Union (NANTU) to establish a network of teachers living with HIV, with a launch planned for World AIDS Day. More…

UNESCO Yaoundé
In collaboration with Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV), UNESCO Yaoundé is developing a television documentary on HIV and AIDS reporting. It will be aired over the national air waves by various radio and television stations in Cameroon.

  • Start date (local time): 02-11-2007 4:00 pm
  • End date (local time): 02-11-2007 4:00 pm
  • Global

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