2018 UN Day Message


Champions’ Message

By H.E. Festus Mogae, Champions Chairperson and the former President of Botswana

UN Day 24 October 2018

Today the United Nations remain relevant to our countries and it continues to stand and walk with us as we strive to bring change to our people’s lives and the continent. We salute you.

As we mark the birth of the United Nations, let us heighten our efforts and re-commit to leaving no one behind as we end AIDS as a public health threat. Let us heighten our efforts in eliminating stigma and discrimination, eliminating gender-based violence, ending child marriages, striving for   social justice and access to health for all.

We must remain engaged and be weary of the complacency that is threatening our progress in reaching an AIDS free generation. Ours should be a daily commitment to end AIDS as a public health threat. We can and we will end AIDS.

His Excellency Festus Mogae, Former President of the Republic of Botswana and Chairman of the Champions for an AIDS Free Generation