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Delegation represents Iran in UN conference on women

UNITED NATIONS (Islamic Republic News Agency) - An Iranian delegation has participated in the 53rd session of the United nations' Commission on the Status of Women which opened Tuesday in New York.

The five-member delegation is led by Elham Aminzadeh who is the aide to the Iranian foreign minister for women's affairs.

The world event this year is focusing on the theme of AIDS and the way it affects women.

Talking in the opening ceremony of the event, Aminzadeh said Iran was ready to share its scientific achievements in the area with the international community.

She said Iranian scientists have already gained very remarkable achievements in fighting AIDS and some of their studies have even resulted in discovery of a medicine which could control the disease.

She further said that 205 AIDS centers were currently active in Iran with about 2,300 experts working in them.

Equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including care-giving in the context of HIV is the theme of the 53rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which opened today at the UN headquarters in New York.

Participants, including representatives of Member States, UN entities and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations from all regions of the world will explore the theme through a series of interactive sessions during the two-day event.

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