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UN conference on AIDS settles on compromise statement

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7554.1349 (Published 08 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1349
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Last week's UN high level meeting on AIDS in New York agreed on a declaration of commitment that was stronger than some countries would have liked but weaker than what non-governmental and pressure groups wanted. Nevertheless, it goes further than the previous declaration of 2001.


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    UN secretary general Kofi Annan said: “The epidemic continues to outpace us. Last year more people died [of AIDS] than ever before”

    Credit: RICHARD DREW/AP/EMPICS

    The secretary general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, said that the …

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