The campaign: Where history is made, invites guests to make history and a pledge for an AIDS-free generation
GENEVA, 16 December 2013
UNAIDS and the hotel InterContinental Genève have come together in a public private partnership to advance efforts in ensuring that all children can be born free from HIV, that their mothers are able to access have access to life-saving medicines and that all children living with HIV can lead healthy lives.
“By keeping children free from HIV we are not only saving lives, we are investing in a healthier future for generations to come,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “I am honoured that the hotel InterContinental Geneva is partnering with us to provide more people with the opportunity to join our efforts in making an AIDS-free generation possible.”
One of the first initiatives of the joint partnership is the launch of a campaign to raise both awareness and funds for an AIDS-free generation. The campaign: Where history is made, invites guests to make history and a pledge for an AIDS-free generation. Hotel staff will play an integral role with AIDS awareness training and will be able to share information with guests about the importance of keeping children free from HIV. Hotel guests will be able to join the campaign by making a donation as they check out or when they visit the hotel restaurant or bar.
“The Hotel has a longstanding history and relationship with the UN in Geneva, and we are excited to have formed this partnership with UNAIDS,” said the General Manager of the hotel InterContinental Genève, Jürgen Baumhoff
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