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UNAIDS Executive Director meeting with U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

09 March 2009


(from left) Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, UN HQ New York, 2 March 2009.
Credit: USUN

On 2 March 2009 UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé met with Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

During their meeting Mr Sidibé thanked Ambassador Rice and the US Government for their continued support to UNAIDS and shared his thoughts on how an effective HIV response will support the achievement of the other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Mr Sidibé also spoke on the need to address the obstacles to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. These include addressing stigma and discrimination, human rights and gender inequality as well as specific support for key populations including people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men.

Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan E. Rice, shared her Government’s priorities and reaffirmed its continued commitment to the global AIDS response.

Ambassador Susan Rice was confirmed to the position of U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations by the U.S. Senate on January 22, 2009.

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