The five-year “Unite for Children. Unite Against AIDS” campaign was recently launched by leaders of UNICEF, UNAIDS and other global HIV/AIDS organizations. The campaign is a worldwide effort to raise awareness, commitment and resources to halt the destruction of AIDS. According to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, “AIDS is wrecking havoc on childhood.” Nearly fifteen million children have been orphaned by this pandemic. The campaign is based on four goals: preventing mother-to-child transmission, providing pediatric treatment, preventing the disease and protecting children affected by AIDS. (UNAIDS)