United Nations General Assembly Side Event: Quickening the pace of action to end AIDS

Sep 25, 2017

UNAIDS Executive Director Mr. Michel Sidibè with UNDP Country Representative Janet Rogan and Shupe Makashinyi, UNDP Zambia Gender Programme Coordinator

High-level side event at the United Nations General Assembly chaired by President Museveni of Uganda in collaboration with UNAIDS

Ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030 requires renewed urgency. In collaboration with UNAIDS, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is bringing world leaders together at a high-level side event during the United Nations General Assembly to reinvigorate political leadership around HIV. He will make a call to all countries to adopt the UNAIDS Fast-Track approach to achieve the global and regional targets as outlined in the 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS.

Speakers clearly demonstrated that the Fast-Track approach to ending AIDS is working and the positive impact it is having on health systems and on the broader sustainable development goals in Africa and beyond. There will be a strong call for political leadership to build momentum and deliver on the shared agenda of ending AIDS by 2030.

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.