Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise
Stop Aids. Keep the Promise. This is the theme of World AIDS Day for 2005-2010. Ending the HIV pandemic is only possible if the world leaders keep their promises. During each dance4life event, more and more agents of change dance 4 life. Despite their physical distance and cultural differences, they dance together, all dressed in white, all actively supporting the need for change. During the live connection, they are united via satellite, and it's this visible platform that gives them the opportunity to demand from the world, the media, world leaders and governments that their promises should be kept!
At the United Nations Millennium Summit (September 2000), world leaders agreed to an ambitious agenda for reducing poverty and improving lives. The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the result of that meeting, each with their own targets to monitor social, economic and environmental progress. Goal number six addresses HIV and AIDS and other diseases.
"We will have time to reach the Millennium Development Goals - worldwide and in most, or even all, individual countries - but only if we break with business as usual. We cannot win overnight. Success will require sustained action across the entire decade between now and the deadline. It takes time to train the teachers, nurses and engineers; to build the roads, schools, and hospitals, to grow the small and large businesses able to create the jobs and income needed. So we must start now. And we must more than double development assistance over the next few years. Nothing less will help to achieve the Goals." Kofi. A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations.