Over the next couple of days, staff from all of the RESULTS affiliate countries, including the UK, will be heading to Washington D.C for the RESULTS International Conference. The annual conference brings together staff and grassroots volunteers from all of the RESULTS partner countries: US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Japan.
The conference features a wide range of top speakers, including Economist Jeff Sachs and Raj Shah, head of USAid.
Also during next week is the International AIDS Society Conference, the biggest gathering of AIDS activists and policy makers in the world, being held in the US for the first time since they lifted the entry ban on HIV+ people. Barack Obama and George W. Bush are due to open the conference on Sunday night. Members of the ACTION project and staff from the APPG-TB will be attending the conference to advocate on TB/HIV co-infection.
The next 10 days will certainly be busy but they should also be incredibly important for the future of RESULTS and AIDS advocacy around the world.