Belgium renews support to UNAIDS
09 September 2008
UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot and the Belgian Development Cooperation Minister Charles Michel met in Brussels on 9 September to announce Belgium’s new four year funding agreement to UNAIDS.
This latest multiyear accord covers the period 2008-2011 and provides financial support to UNAIDS’ Unified Budget and Workplan; Belgium’s previous agreement covered the years 2004-2007.
During the meeting, Dr Piot provided Minister Michel and his advisers with an overview of the global AIDS epidemic and outlined the activities of UNAIDS and its partners in responding to HIV. Dr Piot emphasized the recent successes in providing antiretroviral treatment to three million people in low- and middle-income countries and of efforts to strengthen prevention initiatives.