Executive director of the United Nations AIDS program (UNAIDS) in a letter lauded Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his effective measures in the campaign against the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The UN official further appreciated the efforts made by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s government to strengthen the national system of inspection and evaluation of AIDS responsiveness and compile national reports on the country’s compliance with the statement on the governments’ undertakings.
The statement, compiled in a special session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2001, requires governments to dispatch to the UNAIDS annual national reports on the measures adopted in their campaign against AIDS.
The said annual reports are used for compiling AIDS epidemic reports.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is a member of the UNAIDS coordinating board.