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UNAIDS Executive Director Piot Visits Indonesia for Launch of New National HIV/AIDS Strategy
UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot yesterday began a three-day visit to Indonesia to acknowledge the country's actions toward implementing the Declaration of Commitment that was unanimously adopted at the U.N. General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS in June 2001, Antara News reports. The declaration outlines specific HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment goals that governments must meet. Piot is scheduled tomorrow to participate in the launch of the Indonesian National HIV/AIDS Strategy for 2003 to 2007. He is also scheduled to meet with President Megawati Soekarnoputri, Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Jusuf Kalla, Defense Minister Matori Abdul Djalil, Indonesian Police Chief General Da'I Bachtiar, as well as several legislators, religious leaders, representatives of women's organization and people living with HIV/AIDS. Alan Boulton, director of the International Labor Organization Jakarta and chair of Indonesia's U.N. Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, said that Piot's visit to the country is important, especially because Piot will help encourage and mobilize the necessary resources needed to implement the new national strategy (Antara News, 5/6).
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