The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has presented his report on HIV to the 67th United Nations General Assembly which is taking place in New York from 10-11 June 2013. The report Accelerating the AIDS response: achieving the targets of the 2011 Political Declaration takes stock of progress made in implementing the targets set out in the 2011 United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS. The report provides an update on developments in the AIDS response, recommends key actions to accelerate progress and urges renewed commitment to achieve the agreed targets and commitments.
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé will also participate in an interactive panel discussion complementing the General Assembly plenary meeting about AIDS and development in the lead up to and beyond 2015.
Today's review happens almost halfway through the implementation of the 2011 Political Declaration. I am proud of the work we have done together to turn the tide on the HIV epidemic. We are paving the way, every day, to achieve an AIDS-free generation.
- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
I welcome the recommendation of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel Report to include HIV/AIDS in the post-2015 development framework. For the road ahead, to 2015 and beyond, we must uphold our commitment to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by making sure that no one is criminalized, excluded or left behind.
- Acting-President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Amb. Mr Rodney Charles