Decisions on Agenda Item 3: AIDS Response in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

20.45pm – 26 June 2013

Welcomes this paper and:

5.1 Stresses the importance of ensuring that HIV and AIDS are central to the post-2015 UN development agenda and to advocate for the inclusion of targets under relevant goals towards achieving zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination;

5.2 Recognizes the progress made towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals, in particular Goal 6, and that progress has in many cases been uneven within and between countries and much work remains; as the foundation is being laid for the post-2015 development agenda, the focus must remain on meeting or exceeding the current Millennium Development Goals’ targets;

5.3 Recognizes the potential value of the lessons learned from the global HIV and AIDS response for the post-2015 development agenda, such as the lessons learned from the multi-sectoral, evidence-informed, human rights based approach of the Joint Programme, aligned with national contexts and priorities;

alt 5.3 Recognizes the potential value of the lessons learned from the global HIV and AIDS response for the post-2015 development agenda, such as the lessons learned from the Joint Programme’s approach;

5.4 Stresses the importance of working towards ensuring that the critical elements in the HIV and AIDS response are considered in the post-2015 development agenda, and [also stresses] the importance of international cooperation to all regions and countries,tailored to different epidemiological profiles;

5.5 Affirms commitment to work to lay the evidence-informed foundation for the end of the AIDS epidemic, including getting to the Three Zeros, and any associated targets and specifically defined indicators, including those related to prevention, and also through the UNAIDS and Lancet Commission: From AIDS to Sustainable Health.

5.6 Calls on the Joint UN Programme to:

  1. Strengthen leadership and advocacy for the consideration of HIV and AIDS issues in the post-2015 development agenda, including beyond health, in areas such as inequality and gender, education, governance, and on building effective partnerships;
  2. Continue work towards further scale up of HIV and AIDS services and improved access to prevention, treatment, care and support,strengthening the health and community systems and enhancing synergies;
  3. Advocate, for consideration, as appropriate, a multi-sectoral Joint Programme approach, based on the positive experience of UNAIDS and “Delivering as One”, to unite and strengthen UN, Member State and civil society efforts to tackle other complex global development challenges in the post-2015 era;
  4. Advocate for intensified mobilization of financial and technical resources, in the spirit of the Busan Declaration on development effectiveness, in order to support Member States in accelerating their attainment of the HIV and AIDS and health-related Millennium Development Goals’ targetsby 2015.

5.7 Callson Member States to:

  1. Honour their commitments towards agreed targets and goals and to sustain and accelerate efforts towards the achievement of the HIV and AIDS and health-related Millennium Development Goals;
  2. Accelerate international cooperation to support countries that may not achieve the HIV and AIDS and health-related Millennium Development Goals by 2015;
  3. Work to ensure the sustainability of national HIV and AIDS responses recognizing the principle of country ownership including through strengthening management, building strategic partnerships, shared responsibility, and multi-sectoral approaches;
  4. Build on the lessons learned from the HIV and AIDS response in addressing other complex health and development challenges in the post-2015 era, including through membership in the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, taking into consideration [key] [relevant]elements as contained in the 2011 Political Declaration.
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