2. SOUNDBITE (English): Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa:
"Why have we failed? What are we going to do? In the end it boils down to one inescapable fact: we have failed to translate our scientific progress into action where it is most needed in the communities of the developing world, the poorest regions of the globe. This is a global injustice which cannot be tolerated. It is a travesty of human rights on a global scale."
3. SOUNDBITE (English): Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa:
"It is our belief, and we are sure it is shared by most of you in this conference hall, that the single most important step we must now take is to provide access to treatment throughout the developing world (applause)."
4. Mid shot Mandela
5. SOUNDBITE (English): Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa:
"We need to recognise the leadership of the people of the United States and the President George W Bush, who has driven the US's emergency plan for AIDS relief. The amount of 15 billion dollars that has been authorised over 5 years, is a crucial contribution to the fight against AIDS."
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has called on the international community to do more to fight the global threat of AIDS, especially in the developing world.
Mandela was speaking in Paris' Le Palais des Congres on Monday, at the 2nd International AIDS Society conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment.
The scientific programme of the conference is planned to provide new insights into HIV disease that can lead to new research directions, help speed research and move advances into clinical practice.
Another important goal is to present the latest HIV science and its practical applications for public and individual health in the context of where the epidemic will be in 2003.
The Former South African President gave an impassioned address, highlighting the lack of anti-viral drugs and AIDS treatment in developing counties and calling it "a travesty of human rights on a global scale."
After Mandela spoke, conference delegates were barracked by protesters angry at what they see as double standards by some governments, including South Africa, in their approach to combatting AIDS.