Participate in the 2016 HIV/AIDS High-level Meeting

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In accordance with resolution A/Res/70/228, the UN General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM) from 8-10 June 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York. The HLM will undertake a comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the 2006 and 2011 Political Declarations on HIV/AIDS. It will adopt a concise and action-oriented declaration as its outcome, to be agreed upon by Member States, to guide and monitor the HIV/AIDS response beyond 2015, towards achieving the commitment of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

The high-level meeting will comprise plenary meetings and up to five thematic panel discussions, which will include opportunities for civil society participation (see paragraphs 11 and 12 of A/Res/70/228). The opening plenary meeting will feature statements by the President of the UN General Assembly, the UN Secretary-General, the Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), a person openly living with HIV and an eminent person actively engaged in the response to HIV/AIDS.

The President of the General Assembly will organize an informal interactive civil society hearing in April 2016 (date TBC), with the active participation of people living with HIV and broader civil society, attended by representatives of UN Member and Observer States and observers, NGOs, CSOs and the private sector.

A registration and application process to participate in this event was open through 15 February 2016.

For more information about the High-level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, please visit: www.unaids.org

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