“World leaders have unanimously committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in September. This commitment reflects the power of solidarity to forge, from a destructive disease, one of the most inclusive movements in modern history.”
— Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
On the Fast-Track to end AIDS
Already 15 million people are accessing life-saving HIV treatment. New HIV infections have been reduced by 35% since 2000 and AIDS-related deaths have been reduced by 42% since the peak in 2004.
The world is on the Fast-Track to End AIDS. To end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals will require investment, commitment and innovation to be accelerated.
The Fast-Track approach as defined by UNAIDS includes:
- Front-loads investments.
- Focuses on the locations, populations and programmes that deliver the greatest impact.
- Catalyses innovation for people who need it most.
- Engages local leadership for targeted, sustained and accountable responses.
- Creates new partnerships.
- Stands firm on human rights.
- Delivers results that leave no one behind.
Fast-Track will change the lives of millions of people around the world. We have a fragile window of opportunity—just five short years to break the epidemic.
On this World AIDS Day, join us on the Fast-Track to end AIDS.