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UNESCO's Strategy for HIV and AIDS

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Paris, UNESCO, 2011

This new UNESCO's strategy for HIV and AIDS builds on longstanding experience, and has been updated to reflect the need to accelerate universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and to adapt to an evolving epidemic and a changing global environment. This is its overarching goal. It is aligned
with UNESCO's action on gender equality in Africa, and built into the overall Medium Term Strategy. There is greater emphasis to HIV prevention in the context of wider health promotion. UNESCO will seek to ensure that all girls and boys, young women and men, in and out of formal education, have access to comprehensive HIV education. It will strengthen the implementation and monitoring of education responses, and will tackle the gender and human rights issues that hinder effective responses to HIV and AIDS. It will continue to mobilise resources for our action through its regular budget and from extra-budgetary sources – such as the UNAIDS Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework and the private sector. The organisation will seek also to build on these, by diversifying funding sources and by identifying additional resources across all sectors and at all levels of the Organization. The result of an extensive consultative process, this Strategy reflects UNESCO’s united and targeted vision of how it will contribute most to prevent the further spread of HIV, to protect individuals, families and societies from the impact of AIDS, and
to advance human rights and dignity for all.