NSWP has joined an alliance of key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and supporters has formed to organise an international community-led HIV conference in 2020, following the decision to host the 2020 International AIDS Conference in the USA. Entitled HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response, the event will take place in Mexico City in early July 2020, to run concurrently with the 2020 International AIDS Conference in San Francisco and Oakland.
In March 2018 the International AIDS Society announced that the 2020 International AIDS Conference would be held in the USA, despite ongoing travel bans affecting sex workers, people who use drugs and people from predominantly Muslim, African, Caribbean and Latin American countries. The decision has been strongly protested by many groups, including at AIDS2018 in July. Community advocates released a statement at the time condemning the decision and outlining steps to be taken to ensure future AIDS Conferences fulfil the needs of communities at the heart of the HIV response.