In accordance with General Assembly resolution 75/260, a high-level meeting (HLM) on HIV/AIDS will be convened from 8 to 10 June 2021, in the General Assembly Hall, at the UN Headquarters, in New York. The HLM will undertake a comprehensive review of the progress on the commitments made in the 2016 Political Declaration towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, and how the response, in its social, economic and political dimensions, continues to contribute to progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the global health goal. The high-level meeting will provide recommendations to guide and monitor the HIV/AIDS response beyond 2021, including new concrete commitments to accelerate action to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as well as to promote the renewed commitment and engagement of leaders, countries, communities and partners to accelerate and implement a comprehensive universal and integrated response to HIV/AIDS.

The General Assembly requested the President of the General Assembly  to organize and preside over an interactive multi-stakeholder hearing as part of the preparatory process for the HLM, with support from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and with the participation of people living with, at risk of and affected by HIV, including key populations, representatives of Member States and observers of the General Assembly, parliamentarians, representatives of local governments, invited civil society organizations, including non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, philanthropic foundations, academia, medical associations, the private sector and broader communities. The hearing will be hosted on the remote simultaneous interpretation platform Interprefy on 23 April 2021 and will be webcast live and on demand on United Nations Web TV.

Format and Outcome

The hearing will be hosted on the remote simultaneous interpretation platform Interprefy on Friday, 23 April 2021, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be webcast live and on demand on United Nations Web TV. It will be divided into an opening segment, four interactive panel discussions and a closing segment.

The four moderated panels will feature four speakers each (3 minutes interventions), representing diverse geographical, gender, identity and community realities, and both people living with and affected by HIV. The provisional themes for the panels are:

  • Equitable and equal access to HIV prevention, treatment and services
  • Structural and social barriers to achieving HIV outcomes (zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero discrimination)
  • Fully resource and sustain efficient HIV responses and integrate into systems for health, development, social protection, humanitarian settings and pandemic responses
  • Bringing it together: building synergies and addressing critical gaps

The outcome will be a summary by the President of General Assembly which will be circulated to all Member States and other stakeholders and posted on the PGA’s website prior to the high-level meeting in June 2021.

Civil Society

Relevant non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector entities are invited to apply for apply for special accreditation as well as for the opportunity to speak during the High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS.

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