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United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

President: Dereck Zayd Ibarra Martínez

Chair: Frida Michelle Valadez García, Mariana Carolina Guerrero Zárate, Daniela García Arana, Aranza Rodríguez Chagoya, Regina Solís Domínguez

Topic A) Approaches to prevent and counter the stigmatization and discrimination of the HIV and AIDS-infected sectors of the sex industry in the Sub-Saharan African region, with a special preeminence on the dearth of essential services along with the violence and aggression toward those who trade sex.

​Topic B) Strategies to confront and hinder the spread of sexually transmitted infections and HIV regarding the people afflicted by sexual assaults in Central and Eastern Europe, with a special preeminence on the various social constraints of marginalized groups along with the lack of awareness and education mechanisms.

Background and powers of the committee

As a part of the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is leading the worldwide fight to eradicate acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) as a public health hazard by 2030. In the more than 35 years after the first cases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were discovered, 78 million people have acquired the virus, and 35 million have passed away from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Since it began operations in 1996, UNAIDS has inspired innovation and collaboration on a global, regional, national, and local scale in an effort to finally call for an end to the spread of STDs. As a joint of 11 United Nations Committees and 22 regional and international ambassadors, the UNAIDS looks forward to helping counter the discrimination and the risk of people who have acquired these illnesses, in the 188 countries in which UNAIDS has headquarters. 

The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS is entitled to:

  • Finance and implement campaigns, subprograms, and field-based assistance, along with a wide range of opportunities for STD-affected people to combat stigma, discrimination, gender, and socioeconomic inequality, by raising awareness, respect and education.

  • Enacts coordination, technical support, strategic direction, health hazards prevention campaigns, well-being and human rights protection projects, and advocacy for the enforcement of legislative measures and international legal instruments.

  • Strengthens health systems, offers effective medical products, fulfills security and legislative measures, and provides track, collect, disseminate, and address information. 

  • Catalyzes and connects leadership from governments, the private sector,  communities and other United Nations committees to deliver life-saving HIV services to counterattack the legal and policy barriers by encouraging transnational approaches.

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