Xinhua News re-affirms commitment to the AIDS response
The Vice-President of Xinhua News, Shen Haixiong, reaffirmed the news agency’s commitment to continue raising public awareness of the AIDS response in China and beyond during a meeting with UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Luiz Loures on 19 November.
Xinhua and UNAIDS first signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2011, in which they agreed to leverage each organization’s skills to reach universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. The partnership was renewed in February 2014 by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé and Xinhua’s President Li Congjun at the news agency’s headquarters in Beijing, China. Over the past years, the partnership has produced global media campaigns to promote public awareness of HIV as well as World AIDS Day activities.
Mr Loures acknowledge Xinhua’s strong commitment to social responsibility and its work in advocating for the UNAIDS vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. Looking forward to the continuation of the successful partnership, Mr Loures stressed the importance of expanding joint efforts in areas such as China–Africa health cooperation.
“The United Nations only becomes alive through its partners. Organizations like yours can take the information from Geneva to the rest of the world. As we start the journey to end the AIDS epidemic outlined in the Fast-Track report, we count on Xinhua.”
Luiz Loures, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director
“Our partnership with UNAIDS is a very special one and we are looking forward to continuing to making a difference in the AIDS response together.”
Shen Haixiong, Vice President of Xinhua News