Ahead of the 2021 UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting #HLM on #HIV and #AIDS, APTN is pleased to support the “Joint Statement for Asia and the Pacific region: Recommendations for meaningful integration of priority needs and concerns of Key Populations in #AsiaPacific into the 2021 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS”.
The Statement came from two webinars held on 28 and 29 April attended by 66 participants, and also an online survey completed by 59 people that was spearheaded by APCOM. Both of these events allowed further opportunity to engage and reach out to our community in the region to seek their input, guidance and further validate the concerns highlighted in the development of the civil society statement.
The Statement highlights a total of 12 key recommendations and have been submitted to the following bodies as recommended from the consultations, with endorsement from 35 organisations, including the main key populations networks in Asia and the Pacific region; ANPUD, APCOM, APN+, APNSW, APTN, and Youth LEAD:
- President of the General Assembly,
- UN Secretary-General
- Co-facilitator of the High-Level Meeting
- UNAIDS Executive Director
- WHO Director-General
- Advisory Group to the Multistakeholder Taskforce
- Multistakeholder Taskforce