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Israel signs first Agreement of Cooperation with UNAIDS

13 April 2011

(From left) Ambassador Aharon Leshno-Yaar, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva; Dr Paul De Lay, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Programme. Geneva, 13 April 2011.
Credit: UNAIDS

Israel signed its first-ever multi-year cooperation agreement with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on 13 April 2011.

Ambassador Aharon Leshno-Yaar, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva, signed the agreement on behalf of Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV). Dr Paul De Lay, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Programme, signed the agreement on behalf of UNAIDS.

The signing, which took place at UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva, was attended by Professor Alex Leventhal on behalf of the Israeli Ministry of Health and by Ron Adam, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Mission of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva

Prior to this agreement, in cooperation with UNAIDS, MASHAV, Israel’s international development cooperation agency, organized training courses on aspects of the HIV response for public health and welfare representatives from developing countries in Africa and Central Asia. This agreement of cooperation with UNAIDS will enhance Israel’s relationship with the organization.

Also on Wednesday, Israel signed an Agreement of Cooperation with the World Health Organization.

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