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United Nations Deputy Secretary-General visits UNAIDS

25 October 2012

L to R: UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Programme, Paul De Lay; UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Management and Governance, Jan Beagle; UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson; UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Amina Mohammed; Political and Public Affairs Director, Luiz Loures; Executive Office Director, Tim Martineau. Credit: UNAIDS

UNAIDS welcomed the visit from the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson to its headquarters in Geneva on 25 October. Accompanied by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Ms Amina Mohammed, Mr Eliasson discussed with the UNAIDS Deputy Executive Directors and the Director of Political and Public Affairs the need to address peace and security, development, human rights and the rule of law, in an integrated way.

During the meeting, Mr Eliasson commended the ‘horizontal’ approach pursued by UNAIDS in bringing together different actors and interests around a common thematic agenda. He stressed the need for the United Nations system to work more coherently, and noted that “such an approach can inform the future direction for UN reform and delivering as one.” Such approaches will be crucial in the implementation of a post-2015 development agenda.