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How will the EU honour commitments to HIV and human rights?


Aids Alliance

On 20 June the European Working Group on Reproductive Health HIV/AIDS and Development will meet in Brussels to discuss the European Union’s (EU) response to HIV and AIDS and ask if it is honouring commitments it has previously made.

The Alliance worked with the Secretariat of the European Working Group to develop the agenda for the meeting.

The EU is a key player in the global AIDS response and it is the largest donor to the Global Fund to Fight TB, AIDS and Malaria. However in recent years the EU has started to move away from disease-specific interventions to focus on broader health system-strengthening.

At the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS last year the EU and EC signed a Political Declaration which reaffirmed how essential human rights are to the HIV response. It also commits UN member states to redoubling their efforts to achieve universal access by 2015.

Now is a critical moment to discuss how the EU will honour their promises. The panel will discuss what concrete and coordinated actions the EU can take to meet these bold commitments.

Event details

‘The EU AIDS Response: Honouring Commitments on HIV and Human Rights?’

20 June, 12:30 – 14:00

European Parliament, Brussels

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