Stop TB Partnership

Stop TB Partnership Executive Secretary addresses World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

24-25 November 2005 -- The Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership, Dr. Marcos Espinal, was invited to make a special presentation on the global TB epidemic and regional TB emergency in Africa at the 2005 -- World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome, Italy on 24-25 November. The summit was organized by the Gorbachev Foundation and sponsored by the Municipality of Rome, this year's theme being "Africa Emergency: From Attention to Action." The gathering attracted a number of Nobel Peace laureates including Mikhail Gorbachev, Frederik Willem De Klerk, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, John Hume, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Betty Williams, Rigoberta Menchù Tum, and Lech Walesa, as well as special guests Bob Geldolf, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Carla Del Ponte and others.