Sjiva is heel blij met de benoeming van Winnie Byanyima, een vrouw van Afrikaanse afkomst, als nieuwe directeur van UNAIDS.

UNAIDS schrijft over haar benoeming:

"Ms Byanyima brings a wealth of experience and commitment in harnessing the power of governments, multilateral agencies, the private sector and civil society to end the AIDS epidemic around the world. Ms Byanyima has been the Executive Director of Oxfam International since 2013. Prior to that, she served for seven years as the Director of Gender and Development at the United Nations Development Programme."


Winnie in reactie op haar benoeming:
“I am honoured to be joining UNAIDS as the Executive Director at such a critical time in the response to HIV,” said Ms Byanyima. “The end of AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 is a goal that is within the world’s reach, but I do not underestimate the scale of the challenge ahead. Working with all its partners, UNAIDS must continue to speak up for the people left behind and champion human rights as the only way to end the epidemic.”  

Lees het volledige artikel over de benoeming van Winnie Byanyima als nieuwe directeur van UNAIDS op hun website.

Foto Winnie Byanyima: OXFAM International