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UNESCO Commemorates World AIDS Day 2006

Each year, World AIDS Day is commemorated on 1 December. This year marks 25 years since the world first heard the acronym ‘AIDS’.
In 2006, the theme of World AIDS Day is ‘accountability’. “This theme embraces responsibility for one’s personal conduct, solidarity between individuals and groups in different countries, and pledges made by major global organizations and national governments” says UNESCO’s Director-General, Koïchiro Matsuura.

Some of the events that UNESCO is organizing throughout the world include:

  • Kenya: Conference on HIV-positive teachers in Eastern and Southern Africa

  • Morocco: Web portal discussion on HIV and AIDS

  • Thailand: Guinness World Records attempt to create the World’s Longest Condom Chain

  • Russian Federation: Contemporary Arts Project

  • Russian Federation: Launch of “HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: Young People in Action” Kit

  • Uganda: Launch of Toolkit for Youth in Africa on Theatre, HIV and AIDS

    Read UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura’s message for World AIDS Day

    Learn more about what UNESCO is doing in the field of HIV and AIDS in Education, Science, Social Sciences, Culture and Communication and Information.


    UNESCO plays a leading role in EDUCAIDS and the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education, which are viewed as key mechanisms in strengthening the UNAIDS combined effort to achieve Universal Access to prevention, treatment, care and support.

    As a founding cosponsor of UNAIDS, UNESCO works in close partnership with the other nine cosponsors and the UNAIDS Secretariat.

    Photo: © UN
  • Publication Date 01-12-2006 1:00 pm
    Publication Date 01-12-2006 1:00 pm
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