Webcast: UNU-Cornell Africa Series, Symposium III The Social and Economic Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
UNU-Cornell Africa Series, Symposium III
The Social and Economic Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa
8:30am to 19:00 pm, Tuesday, September 9th
UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium
UN Headquarters, New York
The one-day symposium "The Social and Economic Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa" will examine the complex linkages between HIV/AIDS and reproductive and sexual behaviors, as well as the implication of HIV/AIDS on the economic well-being of communities, households and individuals in Africa. Presentation and discussion on the symposium will focus on range of topics from links and gaps in knowledge to the effectiveness of interventions and policies in Africa for HIV prevention. The symposium will also explore the scope and experiences in terms of the roll out of anti-retroviral therapies, with an emphasis on service delivery and behavioral responses among vulnerable groups, their children, and their communities to address the economic and social costs of HIV/AIDS.
Among the 20 experts presenting on the issue of HIV/AIDS in Africa from academia, international organizations, government sectors, and NGOs, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will provide a keynote speech and Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director of Programmes will speak.
This is the third symposium of the UNU-Cornell Africa Series. The first symposium focused on The African Food System and its Interactions with Health and Nutrition, and the second, The Governance Dimension of the MDG's in Africa. The Africa Series brings together leading academic experts on Africa from around the globe, and especially Africa, as well as the UN, international organizations and NGO practitioners. Volumes are envisioned to be published from the proceedings of these events by the UNU Press or Cornell University Press.
The weblink of webcasting will be provided at http://www.ony.unu.edu/webcast/ on 9 September 2008.
To view live webcasting, please register online by 9 September, 2008.
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