United Nations Secretary-General (2016).
This document from the United Nations (UN) General Assembly announces a High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, to convene June 8–10, 2016 at the UN headquarters in New York. The meeting responds to the need for UN member states to take a "Fast-Track" approach during the next five years to reach the goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030, and to achieve global goals for sustainable development. Achieving these goals will require not only increased investment in outreach, care, and treatment, but broader commitment to a rights-based approach to HIV programming that includes participation from civil society. Meeting attendees will draft a new Political Declaration on Ending AIDS. The UNAIDS Fast-Track approach aims to achieve ambitious targets by 2020, including:
- Fewer than 500,000 people newly infected with HIV
- Fewer than 500,000 people dying from AIDS-related illnesses
- Eliminating HIV-related discrimination.