U.N. General Assembly Adopts Political Declaration To Fast-Track Response To HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Agence France-Presse: U.N. plan to end AIDS by 2030 faces Russian resistance
“U.N. member-states agreed on Wednesday to fast-track their response to end the AIDS pandemic by 2030 despite a last-minute bid by Russia to dilute efforts to focus on drug users and gay men. … [The declaration] sets out three targets to be reached by 2020: reducing new HIV infections, reducing mortality rates, and eliminating HIV-related discrimination…” (6/8).
Associated Press: Cultural sensitivities obstacle at U.N. AIDS conference
“…A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries who objected to their presence and nations squabbled over references in a final statement to topics involving gay sex and intravenous drug use…” (Astor, 6/8).
U.N. News Centre: U.N. General Assembly adopts political declaration to fast-track progress on ending AIDS
“… ‘AIDS is far from over,’ U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized at the opening of the meeting. ‘Over the next five years, we have a window of opportunity to radically change the trajectory of the epidemic and put an end to AIDS forever. Despite remarkable progress, if we do not act, there is a danger the epidemic will rebound in low- and middle-income countries,’ he added…” (6/8).
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