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UNAIDS Executive Director visits Ireland

31 January 2007

UNAIDS Executive Director was in Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday 30th January to sign with Conor Lenihan TD, Minister of State for Irish Aid, a new €30 million, five year partnership between Ireland and UNAIDS. The agreement strengthens Ireland's commitment to the response to AIDS and confirms its leading position in the global response. The Minister of State for Irish Aid, Conor Lenihan TD, and UNAIDS Executive Director, Dr Peter Piot, also met with fourteen Irish Aid sponsored UN Volunteer (UNV) Interns who will travel overseas next week to work in the developing world for a period of one year.

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The Minister of State for Irish Aid, Mr. Conor Lenihan TD with UNAIDS Executive Director, Dr. Peter Piot signing the partnership agreement between Ireland and UNAIDS, in Dublin on Tuesday 30th January.


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During his visit to Ireland on Tuesday 30th January, UNAIDS Executive Director, Dr. Peter Piot, met with a group of fourteen Irish Aid sponsored UN Volunteer (UNV) who will travel overseas next week to work in the developing world for a period of one year.


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UNAIDS Executive Director, Dr. Peter Piot and the Minister of State for Irish Aid, Mr. Conor Lenihan TD with the fourteen UN Volunteers (UNV) that Irish Aid is sponsoring to work with different UN agencies in Africa, Latin America and Asia.


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UNAIDS Executive Director, Dr.Peter Piot talks to one of the fourteen Irish Aid sponsored UN Volunteer (UNV), Ms. Caragh Munn, who will work in the area of social development with UNAIDS in Ethiopia.


All photo credit : Maxwells Photography


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