PRESS STATEMENT: UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador James Chau selected as a Young Global Leader

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BANGKOK, 17 March 2015—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) congratulates UNAIDS National Goodwill Ambassador for China and television personality, James Chau on his selection to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders (YGLs) class of 2015.

The YGLs is a community made up of the world’s next-generation of leaders.

As the main anchor for ten years with China Central Television’s English Channel, Mr Chau has reported on key global events and development issues.

“James is a passionate and dynamic young leader whose work on HIV has helped to raise awareness and reduce stigma and discrimination. I congratulate him on his admission to the Forum of Young Global Leaders.” Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director.

The first UNAIDS National Goodwill Ambassador to be appointed on the Chinese Mainland, Mr Chau uses his television and digital media platforms to help support the rights of people living with HIV. His focus on youth, women and people who use drugs has led to many high profile collaborations. Mr Chau is currently Special Contributor to CCTV News, a columnist with the Huffington Post, and active across social media with a following of 1.7 million on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter.

 

Contact

UNAIDS Bangkok | Saya Oka | okas@unaids.org | tel +66 2680 4128

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