URGENT: The review and reporting process at country level has already started; Join now! Be involved! Be heard!
Prepared by the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) March 2020
In June 2016 UN Member States adopted the Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the Fast-Track to Accelerate the Fight against HIV and to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030 (2016 Political Declaration). In its paragraph 76, countries agreed to “…provide to the General Assembly […] an annual report on progress achieved in realizing the commitments made in the present Declaration…”. In 2020 countries are expected to assess their achievements against the targets set in 2016.
The process to review progress on the implementation of the 2016 Political Declaration is an opportunity to measure the effectiveness of national AIDS responses. The reports resulting from these processes must reflect reviews and input from all national stakeholders, including the community sector. However, community sector groups – and particularly key populations- are often not adequately involved or are excluded in these processes.