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November 21, 2012

Suu Kyi Named UNAIDS Advocate for Zero Discrimination

Aung San Suu Kyi, a member of parliament in Burma and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been appointed a global advocate for zero discrimination by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), according to a UNAIDS statement. Her role will be to support the “Getting to Zero” goals of UNAIDS, especially the elimination of stigma and discrimination around the world. After being under house arrest for most of the past two decades for her opposition to the military junta controlling the country, Suu Kyi was released in 2010. She was elected to the Burmese parliament in 2012.

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