Stephen Lewis

Co-Director, AIDS-Free World

Stephen Lewis is co-director of AIDS-Free World, a new international advocacy organization that works to promote more urgent and more effective global responses to HIV/AIDS. Among several senior UN roles that spanned over two decades, Lewis was the UN secretary-general's special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa; deputy executive director of UNICEF; and Canada's ambassador to the United Nations.

In addition to his work with AIDS-Free World, Lewis is a professor in global health at McMaster University. He serves as chair of the board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation in Canada.

Featured Work

MAR 3, 2009 Podcast

The United Nations and Gender: Has Anything Gone Right?

The UN's record on women's issues has been abysmal, declares Stephen Lewis, particularly in dealing with HIV/AIDS. In order to give 52 percent of the ...

Race Against Time by Stephen Lewis

MAR 28, 2006 Podcast

Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa

Lewis offers his personal, often searing, insider's account of the plight of Africa and Africans with AIDS--and the wealthy world's betrayal.