UNAIDS launches e-consultation to ensure AIDS remains central in the Post-2015 Agenda

23 January 2013

The international community is in the midst of negotiating the next global development agenda. This new roadmap is to be put in place after 2015, when the Millennium Development Goals will have reached their target date.

In order to capture a diverse a range of voices and views on how AIDS and health should be reflected Post-2015, UNAIDS is hosting an online and open-to-all consultation. This online conversation will run for two weeks, between 21 January and 3 February, and will be hosted on the official UN and Civil Society joint platform on Post-2015 negotiations, the World We Want.

The consultation invites views around three interrelated themes including: How the HIV epidemic remains relevant to the Post-2015 Agenda; how principles and practices forged in the AIDS response may contribute to a more equitable and sustainable health and development agenda; and how to reform systems of decision-making, monitoring, evaluation and accountability to guide efforts towards the end of the HIV epidemic.

The e-Consultation is being moderated by nine international experts on HIV, human rights, health and development. Together with the UNAIDS, moderators will produce a synthesis report at the end of the consultation. This report will be used widely to influence on-going negotiations, including the High-Level Health Thematic meeting (5-6 March, Botswana) and the UNAIDS-Lancet Post-2015 Commission.

The global HIV epidemic remains one of the world’s leading causes of death and is both a driver and consequence of inequality and social injustice. The AIDS response has always been a pioneer and a pathfinder on many fronts and can make critical contributions to doing health and development differently in the Post-2015 era.

To participate in the e-consultation please visit http://www.worldwewant2015.org/health