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8th International congress on AIDS in ASIA and the Pacific

21 August 2007

The 8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) takes place in Colombo, Sri Lanka on from 19 - 24 August. The conference brings together more than 3,000 delegates from some 60 countries to discuss critical issues on AIDS in the region such as stigma and discrimination, access to HIV prevention and treatment and the importance of sustained political commitment on AIDS.
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View of the participants attending the opening ceremony at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) during the 8th International congress on AIDS in ASIA and the Pacific, Colombo, Sri Lanka19th August 2007  

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L to R (front row): Ms. Deborah Landey, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director , Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Healthcare and Nutrition, Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria, Prof. Myung Hwan Cho, President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific, listening to the national anthem at the opening ceremony of the 8th International congress on AIDS in ASIA and the Pacific, Colombo, Sri Lanka19th August 2007

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His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka delivering his opening speech at the 8th International congress on AIDS in ASIA and the Pacific, Colombo, Sri Lanka19th August 2007  

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Ms. Deborah Landey, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the 8th International congress on AIDS in ASIA and the Pacific, Colombo, Sri Lanka19th August 2007 on behalf of UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot.

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Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria during his intervention at the opening ceremony of the 8th International congress on AIDS in ASIA and the Pacific, Colombo, Sri Lanka19th August 2007

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Ms. Deborah Landey, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director talking to Prof. Myung Hwan Cho, President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific during the 8th International congress on AIDS in ASIA and the Pacific, Colombo, Sri Lanka19th August 2007


All photo credit: UNAIDS/Noel PELEGRIN

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