ACT UP, African Services Committee, Health GAP, Student Global AIDS Campaign, VOCAL-NY
AIDS Activists Hold Marathon Die-In at G8 Missions
UN Meeting on AIDS Kick Offs with March from Missions to Sen. Schumer’s Office
April 7, 2011
For Immediate Release
New York, NY: On Thursday, April 7th, 2011, AIDS activists from around the world will conduct a marathon die-in at the missions of the world’s richest countries (Germany, Netherlands, Norway, UK, Italy, U.S. and France). AIDS activists are gathering for a public hearing to provide input into the next United National Declaration at the High Level Meeting on AIDS to take place in June. Ten years ago, world leaders promised to achieve universal access to AIDS treatment. However, rich countries have been slashing funding to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), and their bilateral programs. AIDS activists say that the U.S. is leading the retreat from funding to fight global AIDS.
This is to remind you that registration for the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS closes on 18th February.
On-line civil society application form http://esango.un.org/event/unaidsmeeting/
It will be possible to apply on-line to attend the HLM and Civil Society Hearing between Monday 31 January and Friday 18 February.2011.
This on-line application site has only very brief instructions on how to complete the form so it is important that you first read the detailed background information and instruction sheet posted on the UNAIDS website and / or consult the attached CS Announcement. The on-line form collects basic information about your organization and why you want to participate in the events. It also collects information on the individuals your organization would like to send. A maximum of two representatives can apply on behalf of each organization applying for special accreditation to attend the meeting.
Please note that space in the UN building is very limited and accreditation does not guarantee access to the venues for official meetings. For this reason, civil society organizations are strongly encouraged to focus energies on dialogue with their governments in the months preceding the HLM, to ensure that their views and aspirations are reflected in the outcome document of the meeting.
Civil Society application process to participate in
the 2011 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM) and Civil Society Hearing (CSH)
Application submission closes 18 Feb 2011
The General Assembly in its resolution A/Res/65/180 has called for a high-level meeting (HLM) on 8 -10 June 2011, to undertake a comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the 2006 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, including successes, best practices, lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, challenges and opportunities, and recommendations to guide and monitor the HIV/AIDS response beyond 2010, including concrete strategies for action, as well as to promote the continued engagement of leaders in a comprehensive global response to AIDS.
The outcome of the high-level meeting will be a new “concise
Housing Works Press release follows:
Dec. 1, World AIDS Day—Police arrested nine Housing Works AIDS activists wearing giant bagel costumes outside New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s annual World AIDS Day Bagel Breakfast at the Brooklyn Public Library this morning.
“Mayor Bloomberg’s attitude to poor people with AIDS is ‘Let them eat bagels!’” said Charles “Sesame” King, president and CEO of Housing Works Bagels’ Schmear Campaign. “We bagels refuse to be implicated in the mayor’s World AIDS Day Bagel Breakfast hypocrisy.”
The activists chained themselves together and blocked traffic at Grand Army Plaza to draw attention to Bloomberg’s relentless attacks on AIDS housing services for the poor. The brave bagels were cheered on by dozens of others, many wearing breakfast table costumes.Watch the arrests:
Head, Xincai County Government
Mr. Bian Fenglu,
Director, Xincai County Department of Public Security
CC: Premier Wen Jiabao
September 16, 2010, New York, NY, U.S.A.
We are writing to express our deep concern over the detention of Tian Xi, an AIDS activist in Xincai, Henan. The Xincai government’s unfair treatment of Tian has garnered international attention, and we join a growing number of organizations, including Amnesty International, in calling for Tian’s immediate release.
Since 2004, Tian has been fighting for the rights of people infected with HIV/AIDS through