World AIDS Day

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World AIDS Day is marked on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the response against HIV/AIDS, show our support for people living with HIV/AIDS and to commemorate people who have fatally suffered from this epidemic. Everyone has a right to live a full and productive life with dignity. With International Volunteer Day (IVD) approaching on 5 December, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme invites you to take action. Let us generate public support for ending discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS.

World AIDS Day is marked on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the response against HIV/AIDS, show our support for people living with HIV/AIDS and to commemorate people who have fatally suffered from this epidemic.


Everyone has a right to live a full and productive life with dignity. No one should be discriminated against because of who they are. Voluntary action is an integral part of the fight against HIV/AIDS. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is committed to applying people-centred approaches in its collaboration with UN partners, local and international non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, volunteer involving organizations, networks of people living with HIV/AIDS and national HIV/AIDS programmes in affected countries.


With International Volunteer Day (IVD) approaching on 5 December, we invite you to take action. One way you can do this is to show your support for the UNAIDS World AIDS Day #zerodiscrimination campaign with Nobel Peace Prize winner and UNAIDS Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, to be launched today, 1 December.  Let us generate public support for ending discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS.


Relevant links:


#zerodiscrimination campaign website
http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/campaigns/20131126zerodiscrimination


UNAIDS on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/UNAIDS


UNAIDS on Twitter
https://twitter.com/UNAIDS