of current and former Policy Makers to raise awareness and advocate to end HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and other Infectious Diseases as public health threats by 2030.
Unite is a non-profit, non-partisan, global network of parliamentarians (current and former legislators) from State, National and Regional Parliaments fully committed to the elimination of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and other Infectious Diseases as public health threats by 2030.
These last decades have clearly shown how HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and other Infectious Diseases directly impacts the lives of millions of people who live with these conditions and their families around the globe.
36.7 million people globally were living with HIV (end 2015)
Viral hepatitis responsible for an estimated 1.4 million deaths per year
Infectious diseases remain one of the leading causes of death worldwide.
These epidemics represent major international public health challenges, as they have significant burden on lives, communities and health systems. Moreover, these conditions are simultaneously promoters and consequences of inequalities, discrimination and social injustices. We finally have the scientific evidence and technological means to end HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and other Infectious Diseases as public health threats. However, the political engagement and leadership is still lacking. As elected representatives of Citizens, we Parliamentarians must do more for the societies we live in.
It is our mission to UNITE political representatives from around the world to give a coordinated, effective, and strong impulse towards eliminating these global threats. This is our goal. To promote a unified global response against HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and other Infectious Diseases as a priority that can no longer be delayed.
The ‘UNITE Policy Summit’ is our annual flagship event where our members meet and establish our yearly priorities. See below for a list of specific events and initiatives detailing the Network’s participation.
The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) has called for equal representation of women and men in all PCB delegations, at its latest session, taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 27 to 29 June.
The First Lady of Panama, Lorena Castillo de Varela, has delivered a passionate speech in favour of the zero discrimination agenda at the opening of the 40th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board in Geneva, Switzerland.
UNAIDS Executive Dir. Michel Sidibé gave an update on the status of the Joint Programme and the changes made in response to the recommendations of the Global Review Panel on the Future of the UNAIDS Joint Programme Model.
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