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crowdoutaids 15FebOn Thursday, 16 February (2pm CET), UNAIDS is hosting an online Town Hall meeting where the audience can interact with the UNAIDS Executive Director, the Crown Princess of Norway, and the CrowdOutAIDS drafting committee.

The online meeting is an opportunity for the public to ask questions about the new crowdsourced strategy, and young peoples role in the AIDS response.

CrowdOutAIDS has so far involved some 5 000 young people from more than 80 countries to set the course for the 'Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS' Secretariat's work on HIV and young people for the next four years.

First a 20 minute discussion will be streamed live with Mr Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador HRH Crown Princess of Norway, Mette-Marit, and Ms Medha Sharma and Mr Manuel Rosas-Vázquez both members of the CrowdOutAIDS drafting committee.

Then the online floor will open up for questions. If you have a question to the planel, post them as a video to be shown in the Town Hall, write it on the event wall, or tweet them to #AskCoA (Ask CrowdOutAIDStwitter32x32 Dblue)

CrowdOutAIDS is UNAIDS project to crowdsource a strategy on HIV and young people to reach the goals in the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS by 2015. When launched, it will be the first ever crowdsourced strategy in the history of the UN. Find out more at http://www.crowdoutaids.org/solutions/

You can follow the live online via www.livestream.com/UNAIDS and #AskCoA!

Finally, the CrowdOutAIDS team has developed a how to video to explain how young people can input into final strategy document via the customized Google docs application.

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