Plea to EU: Renewed commitment to end AIDS by 2030 is needed

Plea to EU: Renewed commitment to end AIDS by 2030 is needed

A few days ahead of World AIDS Day, UNAIDS and Aidsfonds are organizing an event under the Slovenian Presidency of the EU, on “Commemorating forty years of AIDS: lessons learned for current and future pandemics”. The event will discuss the state of the AIDS epidemic, the EU’s role in the AIDS response and its place in a changing global health landscape. It will be web-streamed here and will feature speakers from UNAIDS, the Global Fund, the European Commission and Parliament, and civil society.

Ahead of this event, Aidsfonds has worked with DSW, EATG, Global Health Advocates, ILGA-Europe, IPPF-EN, MSF and WaterAid on a series of recommendations to the EU, available below. This paper, which follows the steps of the May 2021 European Parliament resolution on HIV/AIDS, is a plea to the EU to boost its contribution to the global AIDS response.

Forty years since the first AIDS cases were reported, it is unacceptable that HIV still threatens the world. The impact of COVID-19 on the AIDS response has been devasting. Through its wide range of policies, financial means, political influence, commitment to human rights and gender equality, the EU is uniquely positioned to make a difference. Now critically, a renewed EU commitment to deliver on the promise to end AIDS by 2030 is needed.

plea to the EU: a renewed commitment to deliver on the promise to end AIDS by 2030 is needed plea to the EU: a renewed commitment to deliver on the promise to end AIDS by 2030 is needed

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