Leaders Gather at UN Headquarters in June 2011 for a High-Level Meeting on AIDS
The General Assembly has adopted the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS: Intensifying Our Efforts to Eliminate HIV/AIDS
More than 3000 people have come together at the United Nations in New York for the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS. The meeting, which runs from 8-10 June, will provide an opportunity to take stock of the progress and challenges of the last 30 years and shape the future AIDS response.
The High-Level Meeting on AIDS is taking place 10 years after the historic 2001 United Nations Special Session on HIV/AIDS, and the 2006 signing of the Political Declaration where UN Member States committed to moving towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
More than 30 Heads of State, Government and Vice Presidents are attending the meeting which includes official plenary and five panel sessions along with 40 individual side events. On the final day of the High-Level Meeting on AIDS, UN Member States are expected to adopt a declaration which will guide country responses to HIV over the next five years.