World AIDS Day prayer service

On 1 December, World AIDS Day will mark more than 40 years since the first outbreak of the epidemic; however, in 2021, every two minutes, an adolescent girl or young woman (15-24 years old) acquired HIV.

World AIDS Day prayer

Participants light candles during a July 19 interfaith prayer service, held at the Roman Catholic Emmanuel Cathedral in Durban, South Africa, during the 2016 International AIDS Conference.


The HIV epidemic is fueled by inequalities that exclude the vulnerable communities and impede progress against AIDS. These inequalities are product of unfair societies.

Working in order to eliminate them requires the full collaboration of all actors, including the faith community. The World Council of Churches, in observance of this day, invites people to pray and confirm their  commitment to a sustainable HIV response.

You are invited to join the World AIDS Day prayer service in the chapel in the Ecumenical Centre. We will also remember those who died without access to timely medication and care, due to stigma and discrimination.

Time: 1 December, 08:30 AM CET

Join in person: 

Ecumenical Centre, 150, Route de Ferney 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland 

Join online:

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Meeting ID: 814 4567 0121

Passcode: 463859

World AIDS Day 2022 Order of Prayer in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian and Russian.