The event: Prevention ant Protection Save Lives: Girls, Women and HIV
Where: The International Peace Institute, New York City
What: Recognizing that the health of women and children is key to progress on all development goals, it is crucial to identify and strengthen life-saving responses to HIV/AIDS which specifically target these populations. Achieving critical progress depends upon recognizing the linkage between prevention and integrated health care including sexual and reproductive health services and family planning. Young people should be involved in this effort. In this moderated panel discussion, heads of UN agencies, civil society organizations, and youth advocacy groups will draw from lessons learned and key efforts in the field to highlight the case for integration and the need to preserve and protect young people from HIV/AIDS.
Welcoming remarks: Terje Rød-Larsen, President, International Peace Institute.
Opening remarks by: HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, and Annie Lennox UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador.
Moderator: James Chou, Goodwill Ambassador UNAIDS
In the panel:
Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women
Jan Beagle, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS
Purinima Mane, Deputy Executive Director (Programs), UNFPA
Carmen Barroso, Regional Director, IPPF/WHR
Lindsay Menard-Freeman, Youth advocate, Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS
Closing remarks: Morten Wetland, permanent Representative of Norway to the UN.