Press statement

Mr Bertrand Audoin to head International AIDS Society

GENEVA, 29 December 2010—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) congratulates Mr Bertrand Audoin on his recent appointment as Executive Director of the International AIDS Society (IAS) an association of HIV professionals with more than 19,000 members from some 190 countries working at all levels of the global response to AIDS. 

Mr Audoin will be joining the IAS from Paris, where he was the Director General of Sidaction, a leading French HIV non-governmental organization, where he was responsible for the roll out of public funds to Sidaction’s programmes in France and more than 30 low and middle-income countries around the world.

UNAIDS welcomes Mr Audoin who brings proven leadership and long experience of working on diverse HIV issues to the IAS.

Mr Bertrand will take up the position on 1 February 2011. More details on the announcement can be found at:

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