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UNAIDS
Vote to end AIDS

<p>Update</p>


January 28, 2013

Make your voice heard.

The United Nations has launched a broad consultation process for the next global development goals.

The original Millennium Development Goals that Member States agreed to in 2000 include a goal focused on the AIDS response.

As part of the outreach effort the UN announced an online crowdsourcing platform called My World where people can prioritize issues and share ideas.

MY World gives people the option to vote on 16 different issues to prioritize and there is an option to ‘SUGGEST a priority’. Ending AIDS is not part of the 16 voting options.

A “get out the vote” campaign has been launched to help make Ending AIDS a priority. Everyone who feels that AIDS should be one of the top issues can write-in “End AIDS”.

My World will show how votes are trending and use the data to help inform wider consultations on the road to the new global goals.

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Quotable

The AIDS epidemic has been one of the defining issues of our time. Like going to the moon, ending AIDS is a dream that is possible. We are on the cusp of reaching the response’s full potential for saving lives. Now is the time to recommit to making this dream come true.
- Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director

Ending AIDS can be a reality but only if the international community names it as a priority in the post-2015 agenda. If we lose the focus on AIDS, it will not be possible to capitalize on the tools that have been developed to halt infection and keep people living with HIV alive.
- Anna akowicz, Co-Chair, Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)

Ending AIDS is an essential component for international development now and post 2015. The AIDS response has contributed to the health infrastructure in countries and has stopped unnecessary deaths and new infections. The challenge will continue after 2015 to prevent new infections, support people living with HIV and integrate with other health services.
- Kevin Moody, International Coordinator / CEO, Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)

The community of people living with HIV has significantly contributed to and benefited from progress since the MDGs were put in place, including advancements in treatment and prevention that will contribute to Ending AIDS. After 2015, it is essential that Ending AIDS remains a critical part of the development issues in order to translate success and make real sustainable links with other development issues.
- Anuar Luna, Co-Chair, Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)

I voted for the end of AIDS! Because it is too early to give up, we are getting results now. Young people still need our commitment!
- Pablo T. Aguilera, Director of the HIV Young Leaders Fund



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