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AIDS is politics –
positive responsibility

May 3rd and 4th, 2006

Vienna Statement (english, .doc-file)

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Austrian Alliance fighting HIV/AIDS
Kardinal König Haus
Media partnership with „Der Standard”

Auslandsbüro der Ärztekammer für Wien,
Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik – OIIP

Kardinal König Haus
Lainzerstraße 138,
1130 Wien
How to get there: Metro U4 (green line) station "Hietzing", there take tram 60 to station "Jagdschlossgasse / Kardinal König Platz" - Map

Auslandsbüro der Ärztekammer für Wien, Frau Tanja Rozsenich
Fax. 01/515 01-1410, E-mail: rozsenich@aekwien.at

(4th of May, incl. lunch)
20€ / Students 10€ / Non-residents free

Panel Discussion and Conference
3 and 4 May 2006

Issue: Successful Fighting HIV/AIDS:
Who has which responsibilities?
Which resources can/must be mobilised?
Which steps are necessary to raise awareness and increase funds in Austria and in Europe?
How to do successful networking?
Best practice models within the European Union, (Middle and Central) Europe and Africa

More than 40 million people are living with HIV/AIDS and during last year, more than 3 million died from AIDS-related illnesses. If the international community is serious about achieving the Millennium Development Goals, joint efforts are urgently needed. HIV/AIDS is a main development issue and represents huge challenges for politicians, economists and the civil society.

Austria holding the EU presidency, and taking into account the upcoming UNGASS on HIV/AIDS (end of May 2006), it is the opportune moment to hold a conference in Vienna on 3 and 4 May 2006 on HIV/AIDS. It will focus on best practices and efficient strategies. International and Austrian experts will emphasise the necessary steps for co-ordinated action in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

3 May 2006 - 7.30 p.m.
Panel Discussion

“HIV/AIDS is Politics - Positive Responsibility”

Best practices in co-operation between politicians, economists and the civil society in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Derek Bodell (World AIDS Campaign)
Sally Keeble (MP, Labour Party United Kingdom)
Henning Mikkelsen (Regional Support Team, Europe UNAIDS)
Kevin Osborne (International Planned Parenthood Federation, United Kingdom)
Justine Lungu (Co-ordinator for Family strengthening programs, SOS Kinderdorf International, Southern Africa)

Moderation: Erhard Stackl, Der Standard

4 May 2006, 9.30 am. – 5.00 p.m.

9.00 a.m. Welcome

9:40 a.m. Keynote: Getting ahead of AIDS – Progress and Challenges in the Global and European Responses to AIDS
Henning Mikkelsen (UNAIDS)

10:00 a.m. Austria’s Contribution to the upcoming UNGASS in Fighting HIV/AIDS
Thomas Nader (Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs)

Coffee break

10.40 a.m. – 12.40 p.m. Working Groups (Choose one of three)

Working Group 1: HIV/AIDS – New challenges for Public Health
Kevin Osborne (IPPF)
Justine Lungu (Co-ordinator for Family strengthening programs, SOS Kinderdorf International, Southern Africa)

Working Group 2: Private Public Partnership in Fighting HIV/AIDS:
Chances and Limits
Frans van den Boom (Executive Director Europe, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative)
Wolfgang Göhde (Cytecs, Germany)

Working Group 3: HIV/AIDS in (Middle and Central) Europe
Evita Leskovsek (National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia)
Jean-Paul Klein (Austrian Ministry for Health and Women Affairs)


1.00 p.m. Results of the Working Groups 1, 2 and 3

1.30 p.m. Lunch Break

2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Working Groups (Choose one of two)

Working Group 4: Public Awareness and Financial Support –
Role of Politics in Fighting HIV/AIDS
Sally Keeble (MP, Labour Party)
Henning Mikkelsen (Regional Support Team, Europe UNAIDS)

Working Group 5: Successful Networks –
Role of Civil Society in Fighting HIV/AIDS
Dr. Sheila Shyamprasad (Coordinator HIV/AIDS program of the Lutheran World Federation)
Derek Bodell (World AIDS Campaign)

Coffee Break

4.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Discussion: Efficient Strategies and Specific Political Steps in Fighting Successfully HIV/AIDS

End of the Meeting