7 Amazing Things Michael Kirby Said About HIV at the AIDS 2014 Opening Ceremony
July 21, 2014
The official start of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) featured a series of eloquent, heartfelt, moving speeches by a diverse range of people, from outspoken advocate and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé (who held up a protest sign as he began his speech) to the humbled and overwhelmed Yohana Haule, a 21-year-old Tanzanian man who won the competition to design the conference logo.
But easily one of the most powerful moments of the evening was the speech given by Michael Kirby, a former High Court of Australia justice and a widely respected global human rights advocate. The full text of his speech is available online, and is worth reading in its entirety. But here is a selection of some of his most poignant statements.
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