UNAIDS Speeches

Address by UNAIDS Executive Director to Yaounde International conference on Africa Plenary IV Concerted responses to security issues

For decades it has been clear that globalization demands concerted and collective responses to manage increasing interdependence. Today we are at a tipping point. The financial crisis presents the most immediate reason to address human security in both a more collective manner and a more developmental manner. And there are longer-term problems that must also be addressed to improve security and development. One of the most pressing is climate change. Last year we witnessed the failure of global institutions to keep up with this specific challenge. But we face many more. We are here today to share ideas on how to better manage the collective commons by improving our concerted responses to security.

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