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close this bookHandbook for Legislators on HIV/AIDS, Law and Human Rights - Action to Combat HIV/AIDS in view of its Devastating Human, Economic and Social Impact (UNAIDS, 1999, 152 p.)
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Acknowledgements

IPU and UNAIDS warmly thank Ms Helen Watchirs (Australia), the principal author of the Handbook for Legislators on HIV/AIDS, Law and Human Rights (The Handbook), for her deep commitment to this work and comprehensive research.

The form and substance of the Handbook were improved by a consultation of legislators organized by the IPU and UNAIDS in Geneva in February 1999. We are grateful to the below listed parliamentarians, who attended this consultation, for their contributions to this Handbook:

Dr Carolyn Bennett
Canadian IPU Group
40 Elgin, Suite 1033
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OA4
Canada

Mr David Borrow
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
United Kingdom

Mr Victor Chernykh
Noviy Arbat, 19
Moscow
Russian Federation

Mr Alexandre Waota Coulibaly
AssemblNationale de Cd'Ivoire
Bo postale 01 B.P. 1 381
Abidjan 01
Cote d'Ivoire

Mr Juan M. Flavier, Senator
c/o Inter Parliamentary Relations and Protocol Service
Senate of the Republic of the Philippines
Room 604, GSIS Headquarters, Roxas Blvd.
Pasay City
Philippines

Mme Catherine Gsson
Palais Bourbon
75355 Paris 07 SP
France

Dr Paul GBR>Dgation suisse auprde l'Union interparlementaire
3003 Berne
Switzerland

Dr (Smt.) Najma Heptulla
President of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
4, Akbar Road
New Delhi
India

Mr Essop Essack Jassat
All Party Parliamentarian Group on AIDS
Portfolio Committee on Health
National Assembly
Cape Town 8000
South Africa

Mr O.M. Kgosipula
National Assembly
P.O. Box 240
Gaborone
Botswana

Dr Newton Kulundu
c/o Secretary/Treasurer
IPU Kenya Group
National Assembly
Parliament Buildings
P.O. Box 41842
Nairobi
Kenya

Ms Zury R Montt
2" calle A 13-77 zona 15
Colonia TecBR>Guatemala City
Guatemala

Special thanks also go to resource persons to the consultation, namely, Art Hendriks (Netherlands), Mark Heywood (Head, AIDS Law Project, South Africa), Julian Fleet and Miriam Maluwa (UNAIDS Human Rights Advisers, Switzerland), and Alain Valtat (IPU Secretariat, Switzerland) for their valuable advice and suggestions.

Lastly but not least, IPU and UNAIDS acknowledge many other individuals, in particular David FitzSimons and Andrea Verwohlt (UNAIDS Information Centre), without whose support the preparation of this handbook would not have been possible.

ACRONYMS

ACCSI

Citizens Action Against AIDS

APPGA

All-Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS

ASO

AIDS service organization

BEMFAM

Societade Civil Bem-estar Familiar do Brasil

CBO

Community-based organization

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CI

Caritas Internationalis

CIDE

Centro de Informacion y Desarrello de la Mujer

CIOMS

Council for International Organizations for Medical Services

DFID

Department for International Development

HREOR

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

IAVI

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

ICASO

International Council of AIDS Service Organizations

IPU

Inter-Parliamentary Union

LACCASO

Latin American and Caribbean Council of AIDS Service Organizations

MAP

Monitoring the AIDS Pandemic (MAP) Network

MTV

Music Television International

NEP

Needle exchange programme

NGO

Nongovernmental organization

PLWHA

Persons Living with HIV/AIDS

PNAC

Philippines National AIDS Council

SAARC

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

SADC

Southern Africa Development Community

SAR

Special Administrative Region of China

TASO

The AIDS Support Organization

THT

Terrence Higgins Trust

UNDAW

United Nations Division for Advancement of Women

UNDCP

United Nations International Drug Control Programme

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFPA

United Nations Fund for Population Activities

UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund

USAID

United States Agency for International Development