Eastern Europe conference will take place on Monday, 14th of December 2020 on the topic “Is HIV Work Human Rights Work?”. The conference was originally planned to be held in Berlin in March but had to be cancelled due to the Corona Pandemic. This conference is based on the discussions and outcomes of the conference "HIV in Eastern Europe - the unnoticed epidemic?!" from 2017.

We are very pleased to announce that Michel Kazatchkine, UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Ralf Jürgens, Senior Coordinator, Human Rights at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and Raminta Stuikyte, Senior Advisor to UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia already confirmed their participation.

Despite all efforts, promises and calls for intervention, Eastern Europe remains out of focus in the response to HIV/AIDS, TB and viral hepatitis. While the spread of the HIV epidemic can be contained in many countries, the numbers continue to rise in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The Corona pandemic is also having a significant impact in the regions of Eastern Europe. 

HIV/AIDS work in Eastern countries is all too often reduced to collective health care and health policy, while in Western countries HIV/AIDS work is usually considered human rights work that led to very concrete demands for the rights and well-being of individuals. We therefore invite experts and NGO representatives from the respective countries to discuss and debate the local challenges and development opportunities of HIV/AIDS work together.

You can register for this conference via this link

The conference is hosted by Aids Action Europe, Action against AIDS (Aktionsbündnis gegen AIDS), Bread for the World (Brot für die Welt) and the German AIDS Service Organization (Deutsche Aidshilfe)