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Elton John to deliver lecture on HIV in honour of Princess Diana

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Veteran will deliver this year's the Diana, of Wales, Lecture on HIV on June 8 in

The UK's launched the lecture in 1999 in memory of longtime patron Diana, who spent much of her time in the public eye supporting and de-stigmatising AIDS patients.

According to Billboard, John, 71, will set out a vision for an Aids-free future as he calls on governments and the private sector to fulfil the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal to end the disease worldwide by 2030.

The lecture will be delivered in partnership with the AIDS Foundation, which the founded in 1992

"I am delighted to be able to deliver this lecture and to remember the enormous contribution Diana, of made to this cause.

"In the quarter century since the AIDS Foundation was established, the global AIDS fight has changed beyond recognition. Yet tolerance and courage has never been more important in the fight to create an AIDS-free generation and make the world a more accepting place for those living with HIV," John said in a statement.

The was a close friend of the late Princess Diana, who died in a 1997 He is also a longtime

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 30 2018. 16:45 IST
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