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Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030: Shaping new models and means of implementation High level session Co-chaired by Kenya and Malawi 27 September 2015, 16:00 – 17:30, United Nations General Assembly Session, New York
Leaders from across the world have come together to commit to dynamic, inclusive and sustainable goals for global development. Building on the progress made to date, the SDGs provide a unique opportunity to set new standards and aspirations for a safe and healthy planet. The AIDS response has demonstrated the power of ambitious targets and collective action. Fast- track of the Global AIDS response in the SDGs framework with global solidarity and shared responsibility, secures the ending of the AIDS Epidemic by 2030. This could result in averting 28 million new infections and 21 million AIDS related deaths by 2030 and serves as a pathfinder for universal health coverage. In particular, Africa that is disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS must take concerted and collective action in the next 5 years to fast-track ending AIDS as a public health challenge for ever. “Africa rising” relies on Africa being able to harness her youth population dividend through investments in health and ending AIDS. During the UN General Assembly session in September, Kenya and Malawi will co-chair a high level session focused on novel approaches to: Set a global vision and commitment towards continued investment to reach fast track targets including 90-90-90 HIV treatment targets by 2020 Determine strategies to ensure commodity security Explore ways to spur an immediate domestic and global financing to front-load HIV investments in HIV prevention, end AIDS and reduce the future economic costs Explore innovative delivery mechanisms and partnerships to ensure that no one, especially young people is left behind
The session will be a moderated panel discussion co-Chaired by H.E President of The Republic of Kenya and H.E President of Malawi. Speakers will make a short statement 4-5 minutes on the means of implementation towards ending AIDS by 2030.
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Invited speakers Co-Chairs: President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya, President Peter Mutharika, Malawi Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General, United Nations President Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzania President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Mali President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Thailand Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Netherlands
Secretary John Kerry, USA Representative of people living with HIV from Kenya – Master Immanuel Jon Zacchary Ochieng (Elijah) Charlize Theron, UN Messenger of Peace& Founder, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project Michel Sidibe, Executive Director, UNAIDS
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