In June 2016, United Nations Member States committed to implementing a bold agenda to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 during the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS. The progressive, new and actionable Political Declaration includes a set of specific, time-bound targets and actions that must be achieved by 2020 to get on the Fast-Track and end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

During the 21st International AIDS Conference, taking place in Durban, South Africa, participants at a session entitled “From commitments to actions: implications of the 2016 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS,” discussed the implications of the Political Declaration, with a focus on implementation and accountability. The need to Fast-Track the AIDS response by breaking the silos and engaging with all sectors and coalitions in a whole-of-government approach in order to achieve the goals and targets of the Political Declaration and the Sustainable Development Goals was highlighted. The participants reiterated the call for a fully funded AIDS response that was made throughout the conference, including full funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

DITTA is cooperating with this initiative from the UN. To read more about the DITTA cooperation on UNAIDS go to our partners tab.