UN's ECOSOC Addresses HIV/AIDS, Non-Communicable Diseases, Science and Technology for Development
July 24, 2013
"The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) [on Monday] took action on reports pertaining to HIV/AIDS, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and science and technology for development," Intellectual Property Watch reports, detailing the actions taken pertaining to each at the current ECOSOC session. According to the news service, "the Council took note of [a] report [.pdf] of the executive director of UNAIDS and adopted a resolution urging UNAIDS to continue supporting and fully implementing the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS"; "reached a decision to request the secretary-general to establish the UN Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)"; and adopted three recommendations "contained in the report of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development" (Ngo, 7/23).
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