Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the Fast-Track to Accelerate the Fight against HIV and to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030

July 2016 - Reports, Guidelines, and Tools

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United National General Assembly (June 2016).

The Political Declaration on Ending AIDS calls on the world to achieve the following goals:

  • Reduce new HIV infections to fewer than 500,000 globally by 2020
  • Reduce AIDS-related deaths to fewer than 500,000 globally by 2020
  • Eliminate HIV-related stigma and discrimination by 2020.

The Political Declaration endorses outreach for key populations (sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, transgender people, and prisoners). It also commits to addressing the disproportionate burden of HIV on women and girls, achieving gender equality, investing in women’s leadership, and ending all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. It recognizes that progress in protecting and promoting the human rights of people living with, at risk of, and affected by HIV. Countries committed to urgently addressing low treatment coverage rates among children living with HIV, eliminating new infections among children, and ensuring that their mothers have access to antiretroviral therapy. They also agreed to intensify outreach in locations of high HIV transmission. Leaders made commitments for effective allocations of funds to implement a Fast-Track HIV response; and Member States promised to enhance monitoring and accountability, while endorsing the more active involvement of people living with, affected by, and at risk of HIV. 

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