This Statement on the Occasion of the if the UN General Assembly 2016 High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS by the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV & Human Rights contributes to the ongoing negotiations around the political declaration that will be adopted by the UN General Assembly on the 8-10 of June, 2016. The UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights offers a number of recommendations to Member States for the 2016 Political Declaration.
These recommendations are under three broad headings:
- Removing punitive laws, policies and practices, particularly those targeting key populations, and instead creating a more enabling environment through protective laws, policies and practices;
- Accelerating universal access to treatment;
- and Scaling up the human rights programmes that are essential to an effective response to HIV.
The UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and HUman Rights explains why each of these areas of human rights concern require attention, and sets out proposed language for inclusion of key populations, such as sex workers, in the Political Declaration. This resource is useful for any sex worker interested in learning more about UN processes and the global response to HIV and AIDS. It is also useful as an advocacy resource for sex workers who are lobbying UN member states.
You can download this 16 page PDF above. This resource is in English.