U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Discusses HIV/AIDS on NBC’s ‘Today Show’
The world is "not doing enough" to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said yesterday during an interview on NBC's "The Today Show." Annan, who appeared with his wife Nane, discussed an upcoming AIDS awareness public service announcement campaign by the National Ad Council and the United Nations Foundation, as well as the HIV-positive Muppet character in the South African version of the children's television program "Sesame Street." When asked by host Matt Lauer if advocates have "turned the corner" and are starting to win the fight against HIV/AIDS, Annan said, "I think we are making progress. Although we are a couple of years away. We live in an interdependent world, there are no borders anymore. There is constant movement of people. And when it comes to health, diseases, the environment, terrorism, we're all in the same boat" (Lauer, "The Today Show," NBC, 11/12).
A video excerpt of the segment is available online in Windows Media format. Note: Archived NBC video may not be available beyond a few days of the broadcast.