This year’s commemoration of Human Rights Day marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of seven decades since the adoption of one of the world’s most profound and far-reaching international agreements.
The world is well on its way to meeting the target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Nearly 21 million people living with HIV now have access to treatment – a number that should grow to more than 30 million by 2020.
The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) met with the Acting Prime Minister, Senator Paul Dlamini, to congratulate the Kingdom of Swaziland for the impressive progress made towards ending AIDS and to gather lessons learnt for the global response.
Swaziland has a population of 1,093,238 people. This is according to the 2017 Census Preliminary Results launched by the Deputy Prime Minister, Senator Paul Dlamini who was representing the Right Honorable Prime Minister.
We have to transcend our differences to transform our future. When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable and just world. On United Nations Day, let us, ‘We the Peoples’, make this vision a reality.
Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the rank of United Nations Under-Secretary-General.