UNAIDS in 2011

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UNAIDS in 2011

30 December 2010

As the world enters into the 30th year of the AIDS epidemic, UNAIDS will work to position the HIV response in a new global environment. Ten years after the United Nations Special Session on HIV/AIDS and the landmark adoption of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, member states are now preparing for the 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS to review and renew future commitments for the AIDS response.

UNAIDS will be guided by the new UNAIDS strategy 2011–2015 , which aims to advance global progress in achieving country set targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development goals by 2015.

Only by working together to set our future course can we accelerate greater results for people

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS

“This strategy was developed through a highly inclusive and open process—reflecting the needs and opportunities ahead of us,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “It is about fundamentally transforming the global AIDS response.”

Adopted by the Programme Committee Board in December 2010, the strategy will also serve as reference in the lead up to the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS.

“The High Level Meeting will be a major milestone in the history of the AIDS response. Only by working together to set our future course can we accelerate greater results for people,” added Mr Sidibé.

The strategy will be underpinned by a new unified budget and accountability framework. The framework will operationalize the strategy, mobilize and allocate resources for its implementation, measure progress and report on results.