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2006 High-Level Meeting on AIDS
Uniting the world against AIDS

31 May — 2 June, United Nations, New York


Special Accreditation of Civil Society

Photo of womanOne of the major objectives outlined in the General Assembly’s resolution that describes the 2006 High-Level Meeting to be held in New York from 31 May to 2 June 2006 is maximum active participation of civil society.

On 27 March 2006, almost 800 civil society organizations were cleared by UN Member States for special accreditation to attend the Review — an unprecedented number. These organizations will be able to join organizations already accredited to ECOSOC and those that will take part as members of national delegations in the Review.

The decision to offer special accreditation to such a high number of organizations marks a critical moment in the history of the AIDS response helping to underline commitment from many corners of the world to work on AIDS across sectors and in partnership. The Review promises an unprecedented level of involvement for civil society including presentation slots in plenary, roundtable and panel sessions.

UNAIDS is currently approaching donors to mobilize funds to support civil society attendance at the Review — details will be made available soon.



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