Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:27
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working to promote World AIDS Day Dec. 1, providing a chance for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is “Getting to Zero:” Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths. Despite advances in the understanding of HIV and AIDS, World AIDS Day is a reminder that the... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:25
The School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, invites applications for a fully-funded scholarship for candidates from developing countries for Master's study by distance learning on their MSc Management & Information Systems. The scholarship will cover all study costs including tuition fees, examining fees and course material costs. About MSc Management and Information... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:06
This week, delegates from nearly 200 countries descend on Durban, South Africa, for COP17, the latest round of global climate talks. Hundreds of African activists – farmers, environmental scientists, youth leaders – have travelled by bus from Burundi to South Africa in a Caravan of Hope to raise awareness of the impact climate change is already having on the continent. But what will all the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 15:16
World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognised international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. The 2011 theme, "Getting to Zero", echoes UNAIDS vision of achieving “Zero new HIV infections... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 15:07
The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Durban, South Africa. Since the UNFCCC entered into force in 1995, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC have been meeting annually to assess progress in dealing with climate change. The COP adopts decisions and resolutions, published in reports of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 14:37
BERLIN/GENEVA, 21 November 2011—A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), released today shows that 2011 was a game changing year for the AIDS response with unprecedented progress in science, political leadership and results. The report also shows that new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have fallen to the lowest levels since the peak of the epidemic. New HIV... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 14:32
GENEVA, 27 November 2011—The unprecedented results and progress achieved by the global AIDS response in 2011 must be sustained and accelerated. Latest data from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows that new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have fallen to the lowest levels and more than 6.6 million people now have access to HIV treatment. Greater investments in... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 14:26
A new report by UNAIDS released on 21 November shows that 2011 was a game changing year for the AIDS response with unprecedented progress in science, political leadership and results. Please follow the link below to access the report.
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 12:01
World AIDS Day this year is about “Getting to Zero.” Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths. Backed by the United Nations the “Getting to Zero” campaign runs until 2015 and builds on last year’s successful World AIDS Day “Light for Rights” initiative encompassing a range of vital issues identified by key affected populations.”The potential for creative,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 11:55
Thursday, December 1, marks the 23rd anniversary of World AIDS Day, commemorating the 25 million people around the world who have died from the disease since it was discovered in 1981. All week long, Boston University (BU) student groups on campus are sponsoring events to draw attention to the worldwide epidemic and to educate people about the transmission of HIV and the importance of safe sexual... Read more

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