UN Asks The World To Put An End To AIDS By 2020

AIDSUNWith numerous research groups inching closer to a cure for AIDS, the United Nations asks that leaders throughout the world end the pandemic by 2020. While one of the largest problems in the spread of AIDS is the lack of knowledge about the disease and access to treatment in certain areas, there is also a lack of funding to facilities that are on a progressive path towards a cure, but are stopped because of finances. The Christian Post reports:

World leaders must do everything in their power to end the AIDS pandemic by 2020, the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said at the U.N. Summit on AIDS in New York.

“Today, we gather to end AIDS,” Ban said as the United Nations General Assembly opened on Wednesday.

The three-day summit is being held as the world marks the 30th anniversary since HIV was first discovered. Ban told delegates gathered from across the world that AIDS must end: “That is our goal – zero new infections, zero stigma and zero AIDS-related deaths.”

Ban urged: “If we are to relegate AIDS to the history books we must be bold. That means facing sensitive issues, including men who have sex with men, drug users and the sex trade.”

Pointing towards the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals, the U.N. chief called on the world community to unite in “global solidarity as never before” so that there would be universal access to AIDS treatments by 2015.

[Continues at Christian Post]

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  • Anonymous

    The world community “uniting in global solidarity as never before.”  So over-the-top and unrealistic, especially in light of all the shit that’s going on right now, that it’s embarrassing just to read.

  • smooth_operator

    The world community “uniting in global solidarity as never before.”  So over-the-top and unrealistic, especially in light of all the shit that’s going on right now, that it’s embarrassing just to read.

  • Demineus

    anyone seen that movie aids inc.?

  • Demineus

    anyone seen that movie aids inc.?

  • Tuna Ghost

    Moon’s motivations seem slightly less altruistic considering that his native South Korea requires all foreigners to test negative on an HIV test to get a work visa (thanks to dozens and dozens of completely unfounded news reports stating that a certian number of foreigners arrive in SK with the intention of spreading HIV), which many find more than a little discriminatory.

  • Tuna Ghost

    Moon’s motivations seem slightly less altruistic considering that his native South Korea requires all foreigners to test negative on an HIV test to get a work visa (thanks to dozens and dozens of completely unfounded news reports stating that a certian number of foreigners arrive in SK with the intention of spreading HIV), which many find more than a little discriminatory.

  • Anonymous

    AIDS is a syndrome. It is an arbitrary grouping of 32 diseases. To “end AIDS”, all they would need to do is call these diseases by their old names, like tuberculosis and kaposi’s sarcoma and (since 1993) cervical cancer.

  • JoiquimCouteau

    AIDS is a syndrome. It is an arbitrary grouping of 32 diseases. To “end AIDS”, all they would need to do is call these diseases by their old names, like tuberculosis and kaposi’s sarcoma and (since 1993) cervical cancer.

  • Anonymous

    Wow the UN has said let’s end AIDS, nothing like an impotent and antiquated organization making declarations to convince me. Since the UN has put out a proclamation I’m sure now it’ll be stopped for real!

  • SF2K01

    Wow the UN has said let’s end AIDS, nothing like an impotent and antiquated organization making declarations to convince me. Since the UN has put out a proclamation I’m sure now it’ll be stopped for real!

  • Heynow

    Sure, why not!

    While we are at it, why not let’s put an end to the United Nations by 2020 and really make the world a better place?

  • Heynow

    Sure, why not!

    While we are at it, why not let’s put an end to the United Nations by 2020 and really make the world a better place?

  • Jack Whiskey

    Practicing birth control helps

  • Jack Whiskey

    Practicing birth control helps