UNITE Securing Political Leadership for the Fast-Track Cities Initiative at Fast Track Cities 2019 in London to ensure no one is left behind.

September 8-11: IAPAC Fast Track Cities – London, England

Together with STOPAIDS and National AIDS Trust, UNITE organised a preconference session at the Fast-Track Cities Summit in London on September 8th, 2019. The session was titled, ‘Securing Political Leadership for Fast Track Cities’ and aimed to generate a debate before the main conference with relevant UK stakeholders involved in the Fast -Track Cities initiative. The session focused on the different roles of local and national legislators and community leaders to generate ideas for how they can unite their efforts to increase the success of Fast-Track Cities Initiative in a way that ensures no one is left behind.

The panel included the following speakers, with opening words from IAPAC President, Dr Zuniga, and UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Dr Hader. The session received more than 80 participants.

  • José Zuniga – President & CEO, IAPAC
  • Shannon Hader – Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS
  • (Chair) Jenny Vaughan, –  Senior Advocacy Adviser, STOPAIDS
  • Ricardo Baptista Leite –  Member of Parliament, Portugal; Founder & President, UNITE Global Parliamentarians Network
  • Lloyd Russell-Moyle – Member of Parliament, Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Kat Smithson – Director, Policy and Communication, National AIDS Trust
  • Edward Davie – Councillor, Lambeth, London
  • Jonathan McShane – Chair, Terrence Higgins Trust; Former Cabinet Member for Health, Hackney, London
  • Becky Kroger – Youth Delegate, HIV Activist