Update

United Nations Secretary-General presents progress report on AIDS at the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly

06 June 2014

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented his report on HIV to the sixty-eighth United Nations General Assembly in New York on 6 June 2014.

The report Towards ending the AIDS epidemic: meeting the 2015 targets and planning for the post-2015 era takes stock of progress made in implementing the targets set out in the 2011 United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS. The report provides an update on developments in the AIDS response and recommends key actions to accelerate progress towards achieving the goals and targets to be met by 2015. The report also urges a commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic as a development priority in the post-2015 development agenda.
 
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé will also participate in an interactive panel discussion on the side-lines of  the General Assembly plenary meeting to exchange views on what it will take to end the AIDS epidemic.

*Note: On 30 July a decision was adopted by the General Assembly calling for a High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS in 2016. Read the draft decision submitted by the President of the General Assembly.

Quotes

"I thank Michel Sidibé and UNAIDS for their leadership along with the efforts across the United Nations system and beyond to mobilize the global response [to AIDS].”

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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“As Member States proceed in their deliberations, I hope they will consider the importance of ending the AIDS epidemic as a priority [post-2015]. The success of the HIV response can also offer useful lessons for addressing other health and development issues.”

John W. Ashe, President of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.