Youth Headquarters in Amsterdam unites hundreds of young people in the fight against AIDS Published on:

07/18/2018

We need a new generation of youth leadership in the global fight against HIV. That’s why Youth against AIDS (YAA) brings hundreds of youth activists from all around the world as ambassadors to the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. The Youth Headquarter hosted by Park Inn by Radisson is open to all interested young people up to the age of 28, invited guests and journalists. Admission is free. Individual press tours on request.

On July 20, the gates of the Youth Headquarters of Youth Against AIDS in Amsterdam will open. Thousands of young people from all over the world will immerse themselves in the unique YAA world. Exciting lectures, presentations and panels with international stars, politicians and luminaries of HIV-Science await all interested young people under 28 years who register for the Youth Headquarters.

During the conference, hundreds of young volunteers from all over the world will be trained in several areas by the award-winning educational initiative. Subsequently the young people will implement concrete projects together with Youth against AIDS in their home countries.

The program connects top-class speakers with young and committed people. YAA is proud to present various high level personalities like Michel Sidibé (UNAIDS Executive Director), Dr. Gottfried Hirnschall (Director HIV/AIDS Department of the World Health Organization (WHO) or Linda-Gail Bekker (President of the  International AIDS Society).

The International AIDS Conference is the largest meeting on HIV/AIDS in the world. AIDS 2018 will take place in Amsterdam from 23 to 27 July. The Youth Headquarters opens three days earlier and unites the largest partners of the educational initiative.

The unique project is possible because of the strong partners and numerous supporters of Youth against AIDS. As a main sponsor, Gilead Sciences is committed to the vision to build a new generation of youth leadership in the global HIV response. Other partners are for example Levi’s, Facebook, MSD, Park Inn by Radisson and Thomas Henry.

The Youth Headquarters by Youth against AIDS will be open from 20 to 27 July at Park Inn Amsterdam City West, La Guardiaweg 59, 1043 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

(detailed schedule will be published through whova app, more info on youth-against-aids.org/aids2018)

Friday, July 20, 10 am: Press event: Exclusive tour through the premises of the Youth Headquarters, With Daniel Nagel, Chairman of the board of Youth against AIDS and other guests

Saturday, July 22, 3.30 pm: Opening Session: “Face to Face with Michél Sidibe”, With Michél Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS

Tuesday, July 24, 2 pm: “Face to Face with Dr. Gottfried Hirnschall”, With Dr. Gottfried Hirnschall, Director of the HIV/AIDS Department and the Global Hepatitis Programme (GHP) of the World Health Organization (WHO)

Wednesday, July 25, 4 pm: “Face to Face with Linda-Gail Bekker”, With Linda-Gail Bekker, President International AIDS Society (IAS)

6.15 pm: “YAA – A new generation of leadership in the global HIV response”, With Astrid Stange (Group COO, AXA), Christian Weiss (Marketing Director Central Europe, Levi’s), Georgiana Braga-Orillard (UNAIDS Country Director, Brazil) and Daniel Nagel (Chairman of the board, Youth against AIDS) 

9.30 pm: „Hump Day Party by Levi’s“, With Secret Act, Chelo (SAM)

Thursday, July 26, 10.30 Uhr: Press event: Review after one week Youth Headquarters by YAA, With Daniel Nagel, Chairman of the board of Youth against AIDS and other guests

1 pm: “Face to Face with Gregg Alton”, With Gregg Alton, EVP, Gilead Sciences

Friday: 12 am: “Sum up & spread some love, respect & condoms!”, With Douglas Brooks, Senior Director for Community Engagement, Gilead Sciences

Youth against AIDS is a youth-led organization that provides sexual education in schools and youth facilities all over Europe and beyond. YAA is the largest, most awarded youth-led awareness campaign. YAA provides a space for young people where they can express any lack of knowledge without being ashamed. YAA uses a peer-to-peer approach allowing them to have dialogues at eye level. Furthermore, they do targeted publicity work to help cultivate an educated and diverse society.

YOUTH AGAINST AIDS PRESS CONTACT

Maximilian Wolf, Spokesperson +49 176 232 875 33 maximilian.wolf@youth-against-aids.org

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