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    The ICASO Plan on Human Rights, Social Equity and HIV / AIDS.

    Garmaise D

    Toronto, Canada, International Council of AIDS Service Organizations [ICASO], 1998 Jun. 16 p.

    Over the past few years, the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) and its component networks and organizations have undertaken a process to determine how best to highlight human rights activities within the work it does on HIV/AIDS. This process included the ICASO Inter-Regional Consultation on Human Rights, Social Equity and HIV/AIDS, which was held in Toronto, Canada, in March 1998. This consultation constituted the first ever international meeting specifically focussing on HIV/AIDS and human rights, social equity and community networking issues. The plan described in this document is an important milestone in this process. It is part of ICASO’s ongoing efforts to provide a framework that will be useful in the work of community-based HIV/AIDS organizations. The consultation also formally endorsed the International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights issued by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights. Participants to the Consultation believe that the Guidelines provide a platform for the development of activities and initiatives, including advocacy education. Community-based organizations (CBOs) would need to prioritize and select specific issues they feel are critical to their efforts in prevention of HIV/AIDS, and in the care and support of those living and affected by HIV/AIDS. Section 2.0 of the document describes the links between human rights and HIV/AIDS. Section 3.0 outlines a framework for the work ICASO will be doing over the next several years in the area of human rights, social equity and HIV/AIDS. The framework consists of guiding principles, role statements, goals, objectives, activities and structures. The framework has been prepared primarily from a global perspective. Finally, Section 4.0 contains work-plans from three of the five regions of ICASO (Asia/Pacific, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean) showing how human rights issues will be incorporated into their work. (excerpt)
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    WHO launches world-wide AIDS 'awareness' campaign.

    UN Chronicle. 1987 Aug; 24:[2] p..

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on 2 June launched a global public information campaign with the theme "AIDS: A world-wide effort will stop it'. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a "global epidemic that demands a global attack', said Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the WHO Special Programme on AIDS." WHO's global strategy for AIDS control is to stop the spread of AIDS worldwide by striking every way the virus spreads, in every country, using every scientific and educational tool available. AIDS has created a world-wide emergency. The disease has assumed pandemic proportions affecting every continent of the world. A major priority for this campaign is to increase awareness that AIDS threatens all countries.' Since AIDS was first identified in 1981, the number of countries reporting cases of the disease has risen dramatically. As of 27 May, 51,069 AIDS cases had been reported to WHO from 112 countries. The number of reported cases, however, represented only a percentage of the total cases to date, which are estimated to be in excess of 100,000. (excerpt)
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