The Multi-Stakeholder Task Force for the 2021 High-Level Meeting on AIDS has launched the HLM 2021 Civil Society Declaration and invites organisations, networks and institutions to endorse it.
This document has been developed by the Multi-Stakeholder Task Force supported by its advisory group, and informed by an online civil society consultation, a series of webinars with civil society organizations, and an interactive multi-stakeholder hearing held on 23 April 2021 by the President of the UN General Assembly.
“Over the last five years, the world has failed to meet any of the targets for prevention, diagnosis and treatment set out in the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, with progress on HIV prevention lagging particularly far behind. The 2021 high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS – and the Political Declaration that results from it – is the last chance to create sustained momentum for the policies, programmes and funding that are needed to end HIV as a global health threat by 2030.
Now more than ever, evidence-based responses and renewed political will are called for –especially in face of the additional burdens imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to focus efforts and resources where they are most needed, we call for a Political Declaration that:
RECOGNIZES explicitly who is most at risk of HIV
ACKNOWLEDGES why this is so
COMMITS to fully fund and support effective responses
HOLDS ACCOUNTABLE Member States for their actions.”