|A migrant worker activist shares a joke with the HIV virus on the parade|
© UNICEF EAPRO/2013/Andy Brown
As well as the speeches and debates you would expect at an event like this, there was a marathon, cultural performances, youth protesters and a noisy and colourful parade. The opening ceremony featured a performance by drummers from Thailand, China and Bangladesh, playing in their own national style, while children from Indonesia danced on stilts. A group of ‘Instagram reporters’ commissioned by UNAIDS went around capturing the sights for social media.