by Bryan Teixeira – Europe NGO Delegate
The PCB NGO Delegation expressed concern and condemnation for the recent Nigerian Same Sex [Prohibition] Act 2014. The Delegation urged the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) along with its Co-Sponsors – UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank – as well as Member States and multilateral and bilateral donors, to take meaningful action.
On the eve of 30 years of the HIV epidemic, UNAIDS has released a report entitled ‘AIDS at 30: Nations at the crossroads’.
This report provides evidence of how much we have achieved and weighs that against the vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS‑related deaths. It includes scientific analysis, personal insights and the results of extensive national and regional consultations at the front lines of the AIDS response.
The International Council of AIDS Service Organization (ICASO) released today its report entitled “Universal Access: Moving beyond the rhetoric”. The report summarizes the findings of a 15 country community sector analysis assessing the status of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in 2010 – the deadline agreed by the world’s governments for universal access. Based on the evidence provided, this report ‘takes stock’ – identifying successes, gaps and challenges.
In 2010 and 2011, 117 countries took stock of their progress towards Universal Access. Those assessments fed into multiple regional consultations. A multi-stakeholder International Advisory Group (IAG), mandated by the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, reviewed the fndings of countries and regions, as well as other global and regional studies and declarations. The IAG found overwhelming and ongoing support for the Universal Access movement. This diverse group endorsed the recommendations from these aggregate consultations and concluded that five global challenges are pivotal now. The IAG consensus does not extend to every detail of every response, but its collective perspective highlights where action is critical.
This important consensus statement has been prepared by an independent, high level group of expert stakeholders and is based on the work of thousands of people around the world as we prepare to renew global commitment to HIV at the High Level Meeting on AIDS (United Nations General Assembly, 8-10 June 2011) and beyond.
Attendees have now been approved for the 2011 high-level meeting on the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS taking place from 8-10 June 2011 in New York.
Uniting for Universal Access in Latin America: Towards Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-related Deaths
In March of 2011, approximately 100 individuals from 17 Latin American countries met to review progress toward the commitments made by the world’s governments in the 2000 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the 2001 United Nations Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, and the 2006 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, including commitments for universal access by 2015 to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support. Read more on Official Report from the Latin American Regional Consultation Now Available…
African Union Ministers of Health gathered for their 5th Session from 17-21 April 2011 in Windhoek, Namibia. In preparation for this meeting, representatives of civil society groups responding to HIV and AIDS throughout the African region met on the 14 and 15 April to develop a common position on the progress towards Universal Access in Africa.
Zero New Infections. Zero AIDS-related Deaths. Zero Discrimination.
Universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support is the goal UNAIDS has set to meet by 2015. Where are we now in this goal? What have we achieved? What have we missed? What do we need?