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UNICEF launches global UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign

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NEW YORK, 24 October 2005 – UNICEF is launching a campaign at the United Nations to alert the world to the fact that children are missing from the global AIDS agenda.
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Growing evidence shows that getting and keeping young people in school, particularly girls, dramatically lowers their vulnerability to HIV. By itself, merely attending primary school makes young people significantly less likely to contract HIV. When young people stay in school through the secondary level, education’s protective effect against HIV is even more pronounced. This is especially true for girls who, with each additional year of education, gain greater independence, are better equipped to make decisions affecting their sexual lives, and have higher income earning potential – all of which help them stay safe from HIV.
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Key documents

- UNICEF (2004): Girls, HIV/AIDS and Education.

- UNAIDS (2005): Educate Girls. Fight AIDS.


 

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25 October 2005:
UNICEF correspondent Rachel Bonham Carter reports on the launch of UNITE FOR CHILDREN  UNITE AGAINST AIDS at UN Headquarters in New York.

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