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GA 69th Session calls for shared responsibility and global solidarity to end the AIDS epidemic



United Nations Member States welcomed and reflected on the latest HIV report of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, entitled Future of the AIDS response: building on past achievements and accelerating progress to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, at the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly on 8 June in New York, United States of America.

The Secretary-General’s report highlights important gains and historic breakthroughs in the global AIDS response since 2000. It also provides overview of some of the persisting challenges, including low paediatric and adolescent treatment coverage, lack of stable AIDS funding, gender inequalities, violence against women and vulnerable populations being left behind. United Nations Member States collectively echoed their support for the UNAIDS Fast-Track approach to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. They also made several recommendations for leadership, resource mobilization, human rights, community engagement and civil society involvement to strengthen global efforts on health and development beyond 2015.

Attending the session, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Luiz Loures held discussions with Member State representatives. He stressed the need to maintain the momentum for the AIDS response during the transition to the sustainable development goals to ensure that no one is left behind