UNAIDS holds virtual consultation for its 2016–2021 Strategy

25 March 2015

UNAIDS is holding its first round of virtual consultations to develop its 2016–2021 Strategy. From 23 March to 2 April, the consultation process will be open to everyone to share information, ideas and experiences on how to accelerate rights-based, evidence-informed action to Fast-Track the AIDS response.

Three overarching topics will guide the moderated discussions. Participants are encouraged to provide comments focused on reinforcing the achievements made so far, closing the gaps and seizing the “game-changers”. A specific discussion forum, with support from the network of youth organizations, PACT, will be devoted to the participation and priorities of young people in the AIDS response.

The new UNAIDS Strategy is expected to guide progress towards achieving the ambitious Fast-Track Targets through front-loading investment and accelerating rights-based action to enable countries to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. 



“Through the leadership and engagement of all of our partners, we are building an action-oriented strategy to Fast-Track the AIDS response, setting us squarely on the path towards ending the AIDS epidemic.”

Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director

"We cannot think about advancing to a new strategy and at the same time trying to keep almost everything from the old strategy. Science has advanced, new information and tools are available. The world has changed, so we need to be open minded to new evidence-based ideas and not stick to the same things, just because we do not want to move outside our comfort zones."

Jorge Saavedra, Mexico