2015 represented the culmination of an era. Fifteen years before, the world had come together to agree on a path to address extreme poverty in all its multidimensional facets– the result was the Millennium Development Goals.Among the eight goals, “combatingHIV, malaria, and other diseases,” guided the work we did.… Read more
The following is the text and list of signatories the civil society response to the United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS, which was adopted in June 2016 at the High Level Meeting.
Civil Society and Communities Declaration to End HIV: Human Rights Must Come First
Recognizing the urgent need for strong, forward-thinking action, and evidence-informed, rights-based, well-resourced, community-led HIV responses, civil society emphatically call for a more progressive vision in the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS. It is toward this goal that we, the undersigned civil society advocates and organizations, engage with the process of the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS in good faith and with hope for ending the HIV epidemic by 2030. We seek to align the HIV response to the 2030 Agenda, and were encouraged by the initial (zero) draft of the Political Declaration, and to that end commend the co-facilitators (H.E.… Read more