HIV/AIDS and Human Rights

"The goal of realizing human rights is fundamental to the global fight against AIDS. And in a world facing a terrible epidemic - one that has already spread further, faster and to more devastating effect than any other in human history - winning the fight against AIDS is a precondition for achieving rights worth enjoying."

- Dr. Peter Piot, UNAIDS Executive Director, Speech to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Geneva, 19 March 2003

Expert meeting 23 - 24 March, 2004

Through a consultative process led by the Regional Office, recommendations are being developed for governments, civil society and United Nations agencies in Asia-Pacific on integrating human rights into HIV/AIDS responses in Asia-Pacific. The recommendations will emerge from extensive country-level consultations, background papers and a regional expert meeting in Bangkok on 23-24 March. The project includes extensive involvement of people vulnerable to or living with HIV/AIDS, as well as governments, experts and NGOs.

The HIV/AIDS Document database

This database will have information on different HIV/AIDS related documents and where to find them.

Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Room 601, 6th Floor, United Nations Building, Rajadamnern nok Road, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
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