Posts

Showing posts from November 26, 2017
Image
Global complacency threatens the lives of children and adolescents as world set to miss global AIDS target – UNICEFOn December 1, 2017 By Naresh SagarLeave a commentEdit NEW DELHI/NEW YORK/JOHANNESBURG, 01 December 2017 – In 2016, 120,000 children under the age of 14 died of AIDS related causes, and 18 children were infected with HIV every single hour. If current trends persist, there will be 3.5 million new adolescent HIV infections by 2030, according to projections from the 2017 UNICEF Statistical Update on Children and AIDS released today.

“It is unacceptable that we continue to see so many children dying from AIDS and so little progress made to protect adolescents from new HIV infections,” said Dr. Chewe Luo, Chief of HIV for UNICEF. “The AIDS epidemic is not over; it remains a threat to the lives of children and young people and more can and should be done to prevent it.”

A UNICEF analysis of demographic trends and new HIV data reveals that targets set in the 2020 Super…
Image
DIA MIRZA appointed as UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for IndiaON NOVEMBER 30, 2017 BY NARESH SAGARLEAVE A COMMENTEDIT Mumbai, 29 November 2017 – Former Miss Asia Pacific, actor, producer, entrepreneur and environmentalist, Dia Mirza, was appointed as UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India. A long-standing supporter of environmental conservation, Dia will take up the role to add more weight to her work on raising awareness of and seeking solutions to environmental issues that the world, and India in particular, faces. “I feel honoured and inspired by this opportunity to work with UN Environment to protect the environment and promote sustainable development,” said Dia. “Environmental issues will be the defining challenge of this era, and I am committed to helping the UN as a Goodwill Ambassador to do everything I can to provide a better future. “Together, we will continue working towards conservation of nature, tackling climate change and inspiring people to live more sustai…