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The Red Ribbon Award session addresses and recognizes outstanding community-based organizations from around the world that are making a real difference to their communities facing the AIDS pandemic using few resources. The winners of the Red Ribbon Award are officially announced at this session and will receive their certificates of award from various VIPs. Furthermore, the winners’ achievements will be highlighted as inspiration to other community-based organizations as well as to other stakeholders in the global response to AIDS.
The session aims to inspire community-based organizations and give visibility to RRA winners among government, foundations and other decision makers in the global response to AIDS.
Participants will learn from and be inspired by the stories of the outstanding Red Ribbon Award winners and benefit from their experiences to strengthen their own resolve and capacities to respond to AIDS in their communities.
Come and celebrate the best the AIDS response has to offer!

Panel discussion
Princess Mabel van Oranje, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Girls not Brides, Netherlands
Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
David Parirenyatwa, Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Zimbabwe
H.E.Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Former President of the Republic of Fiji, Fiji
Jan Beagle, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Switzerland