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B. Promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and recent United Nations conferences

Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS

The item entitled “Review of the problem of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in all its aspects” was included in the agenda of the fifty-fourth session of the General Assembly, in 2000 (A/54/238).

In accordance with resolutions 54/283 and 55/13, the General Assembly convened a special session from 25 to 27 June 2001 to review and address the problem of HIV/AIDS in all its aspects and to coordinate and intensify international efforts to combat it.

At its twenty-sixth special session, the General Assembly adopted a Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS (resolution S-26/2, annex).

At its fifty-sixth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-seventh session an item entitled “Follow-up to the outcome of the twenty-sixth special session: implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS” (resolution 56/264).

The General Assembly continued its consideration of the question at its fifty-seventh and fifty-eighth sessions (resolutions 57/299, 57/308, 58/236 and 58/313).

At its fifty-ninth session, in accordance with resolutions 58/236 and 58/313, the General Assembly convened, on 2 June 2005, a high-level meeting with a technical focus to review the progress achieved in realizing the commitments set out in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS.

At its sixtieth session, in accordance with resolution 60/224, the General Assembly undertook a comprehensive review on 31 May and 1 June 2006 of the progress achieved in realizing the targets set out in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and on 2 June 2006 convened a high-level meeting aimed at continuing the engagement of world leaders in a comprehensive global response to HIV/AIDS (resolution 60/224).

The high-level meeting adopted the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS (resolution 60/262).

The General Assembly continued its consideration of the question at its sixty-first and sixty-second sessions (decisions 61/512 and 61/556 and resolution 62/178).

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-second session an item entitled “Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS” (decision 61/556).

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly decided to convene on 10 and 11 June 2008 a high-level meeting on a comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and to promote the continued engagement of leaders in a comprehensive global response to AIDS; and requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive and analytical report at least six weeks prior to its consideration by the Assembly on progress achieved and challenges remaining (resolution 62/178).

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References for the sixtieth session (agenda item 45)
References for the sixty-first session (agenda item 46)
References for the sixty-second session (agenda item 44)

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Source: A/63/100