World AIDS Day commemorated
The 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day was marked by the UN staff in Nepal amidst a programme organised by the ‘UN Cares Nepal Team’. The event was addressed by the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mr. Robert Piper. On the occassion, The National Federation of Women Living with HIV/AIDS was given the Red Ribbon Award prize money of US$ 5000. The NGO was selected from over 500 global nominations to be among the 25 winners of the Red Ribbon Award 2008 for innovativae and sustainable approach to provide prevention, care, treatment and support to people living with HIV, especially the women. Ms. Nisha Dhaubhadel, President of the NGO received the award on behalf of the Federation.