|The 2nd international students conference on aids (isca unmdgs 2005) is an international event, which zambia will be hosting on behalf of southern africa region. It is being organized by isca zambia and other partners. Isca is an ongoing international forum for students, professionals, politicians, leaders in government, public health, social, medical sciences to discuss aids related issues, coordinate efforts and establish an enduring discourse for defining and solving problems contributing to the hiv/aids pandemic. The conference will have plenary sessions in the morning, which will be complimented by the special presentations, skills-building workshops, roundtables discussions, networking sessions in the afternoon. This particular conference will bring together students from different parts of the world to share and exchange knowledge and experience on the ways to fight the spread of hiv/aids. This conference is designed to assemble 500 students/youths from among the world's diverse population to identify ways of reducing the epidemic. The conference adopts a youth-oriented and creative approach to make sure that the message reaches the target and makes a difference. It will also provide a platform where students will analyse the work and efficiency of the groups/organizations coordinating hiv/aids activities globally, regionally and/or nationally, and thereafter set the establishment of stronger network of students' organizations fighting against sti/tb/hiv/aids as a priority. The isca unmdgs 2005 will be both a conference and a festival, where a diverse group of young people will have the opportunity to meet each other, discuss and share knowledge and experience of not only hiv/aids but also contemporary issues of global importance, towards making the world a better place for everyone. The conference will be an arena for overcoming cultural, political and religious boundaries, in order to promote tolerance and understanding. 2nd isca unmdgs will be focused on youths and their thoughts, attitudes, behaviours, perception, experiences, actions, opinions and visions regarding issues targeting hiv/aids under the theme "united we stand. ".