January 2009 - In May this 2008, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined with staff at UN Headquarters in New York to officially launch UN Cares, the UN system-wide workplace programme on HIV/AIDS. This is now being translated into action in Mozambique by the last years establishment of a UN Cares working group.
The Mozambique Parliament has officially recognized and credited the United Nations System in Mozambique for the valuable support provided to ensure the birth of the Law on the Protection of Persons Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWA) against Discrimination and Stigmatization.
Civil Society Organizations involved in activities to curb the spread of HIV in Mozambique will increase their capacity as a Rapid Results Fund to accelerate the response to the HIV epidemic in Mozambique has been established in the country. The World Bank has already provided US$ 4.7 million for the Fund and the Government of Mozambique in December signed an agreement with UNDP that, on behalf of the United Nations, will manage the fund.