World AIDS Day was last Saturday, December 1st, but NYU’s Center for Global Affairs (and a bunch of other organizations) are commemorating it today with a special event: Ending AIDS: Why the World Can’t Wait and What You Can Do. It’s a mash-up of people, featuring Richard Holbrooke, President ad CEO of Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC), and a
former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. With him will be representatives from MTV, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, science writers for Newsday, a director from the MAC AIDS Fund, and a BUNCH of other people from AIDS organizations around the world. It’s not a party, it’s not naked ping pong or free wine, but it would be a pretty great thing to learn about. Here’s the description:
What will it take to end AIDS? The 2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic prepared by the joint UN
Programme on HIV/AIDS reports that an estimated 33 million people are infected with HIV around the
world – nearly half are women and children. In 2005 alone, more than 2.8 million people lost their
lives to AIDS. This special event examines the global response to HIV/AIDS and features global
leaders who call on all of us to act on this worldwide challenge – as students, diplomats,
government officials, educators, businesspeople, and members of our respective communities.