UNAIDS Executive Director meets with UK Parliamentarians
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé met in London with Parliamentarians from the all-party parliamentary groups on HIV and AIDS and Tuberculosis from the United Kingdom to take stock of the current state of the global AIDS epidemic. The meeting took place on the eve of the UNAIDS and the Lancet Commission meeting which took place in the UK’s capital from 13-14 February where participants are discussing the future of AIDS, global health and development in the post-2015 era.
Mr Sidibé emphasized that despite the great progress made in the response to AIDS the epidemic is not over and that continued support was needed to achieve results. Special mention was given to the need to eliminate the existing levels of stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV. Mr Sidibé invited participants to join UNAIDS in commemorating the first-ever International Day of Zero Discrimination on 1st March 2014.