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1 HIV/AIDS AND SECURITY THE IMPACT ON UNIFORMED SERVICES

2 International Concern In 2000 the Security Council adopted resolution 1308 expressing concern over the potentially damaging impact of HIV/AIDS on the health of international and national peacekeeping, military and police personnel, for the first time identifying a health issue as a matter of security. In 2000 the Security Council adopted resolution 1308 expressing concern over the potentially damaging impact of HIV/AIDS on the health of international and national peacekeeping, military and police personnel, for the first time identifying a health issue as a matter of security. The UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS adopted by Member States in the General Assembly Special Session (June 2001), includes national uniformed services as a key area to be addressed in the global action against the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS adopted by Member States in the General Assembly Special Session (June 2001), includes national uniformed services as a key area to be addressed in the global action against the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

3 HIV/AIDS THREATENS INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL SECURITY High prevalence rates among uniformed services (police, border guards, military and peacekeepers) can undermine national security and international peacekeeping missions UNAIDS states that in peacetimes HIV infection rates among armed forces are generally 2 to5 five times higher than civilian populations and up to 50 time greater in times of conflict However Kenyan armed forces stated recently that they were losing at least six to ten soldiers per week to HIV/AIDS

4 UNAIDS RESPONSE Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS and Security International Security National Security Humanitarian Response Peacekeeping operations Uniformed Services both civil and military focusing on: Young recruitsYoung recruits Future peacekeepersFuture peacekeepers Demobilizing personnelDemobilizing personnel Vulnerable populations in crisis settings Humanitarian Workers

5 Uniformed Services Programming Guide This guide is designed to provide an overview of HIV/AIDS/STI programming options for uniformed services programme planners.

6 Peer Education Kit for Uniformed Services Peer education is an effective method for reducing risky behaviours and in encouraging uniformed services personnel to become advocates in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

7 HIV/AIDS awareness card… The card provides basic messages on HIV/AIDS, instructions on condom use, a condom and advice for emergency situations.

8 UNAIDS/SHR: Activities planned or ongoing 2002/2003 Argentina Chile Costa Rica Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua Uruguay PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS IN Sierra Leone Eritrea/Ethiopia Congo East Timor Angola Burundi Central African Republic Congo DRC Eritrea Kenya Namibia Rwanda Swaziland Tanzania Uganda Belarus BIH Estonia Kazakhstan Latvia Lithuania Moldova Russia Ukraine Uzbekistan Cambodia India Indonesia Laos Myanmar Thailand Vietnam Philippines UNAIDS HIV/AIDS Policy Advisor in DPKO

9 UNAIDS Website: Interactive map Global view… Regional view… The UNAIDS/SHR web- site provides periodically updated country data on HIV/AIDS situation and activities in the uniformed services

10 PARTNERSHIPS UN DEPARTMENT OF PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS – DPKO UN DEPARTMENT OF PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS – DPKO UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR WOMEN- UNIFEM UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR WOMEN- UNIFEM UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES - UNHCR UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES - UNHCR NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS


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