Civil society statements from Asia and the Pacific in the lead up to the HLM 2021
The 2021 High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM) is an opportunity to undertake a comprehensive review of how the response to HIV, in its social, economic and political dimensions continue to contribute optimally to progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The participation of the communities and organizations of people living with HIV, key populations and other priority populations is fundamental for the success of the HLM. Civil society stakeholders are uniquely positioned to reflect on successes, best practices, lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, challenges, and opportunities, and make recommendations to guide and monitor the HIV/AIDS response beyond 2021.
In the lead up to the HLM, various national and regional key population networks and organisations in Asia and the Pacific have worked collectively and independently to develop statements highlighting key issues and concerns affecting communities. The statements prepared and developed by civil society cover progress and challenges since the 2016 Political Declaration and language they want to see included in the Political Declaration. In addition, communities and civil society put forward a set of recommendations to be reflected in a bolder, more ambitious and inclusive 2021 Political Declaration to help guide the future of the HIV response.
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