Former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
Chair of the Board, Stephen Lewis Foundation
Can we do for HPV what's been done for HIV?
Stephen Lewis will analyze the nature of the international response to HPV and HIV, especially in developing countries, and draw conclusions from that analysis.
About Stephen Lewis
Stephen Lewis is Chair of the board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation in Canada (www.stephenlewisfoundation.org) and he is Co-Director of AIDS-Free World in the United States.
Stephen Lewis' work with the United Nations spanned more than two decades. He was the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa from June 2001 until the end of 2006. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Lewis was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF at the organization's global headquarters in New York. From 1984 through 1988, Stephen Lewis was Canada's Ambassador to the United Nations.
Mr. Lewis was an elected member of the Ontario Legislative Assembly from 1963 to1978.
In 1970, he became leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party, during which time he became leader of the Official Opposition.
Mr. Lewis is the author of the best-selling book, Race Against Time. He holds 30 honorary degrees from Canadian universities and is a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest honour for lifetime achievement. He was awarded the Pearson Peace Medal in 2004 by the United Nations Association in Canada; the award celebrates outstanding achievement in the field of international service and understanding. In 2007, the Kingdom of Lesotho (a small mountainous country in Southern Africa) invested Mr. Lewis as Knight Commander of the Most Dignified Order of Moshoeshoe. The order is named for the founder of Lesotho; the knighthood is the country's highest honour.