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PlusNews Weekly Issue 285, 26 May 2006

1. 2006 High-level meeting on AIDS, uniting the world against AIDS

The 2006 follow-up meeting on the outcome of the twenty-sixth special session: implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS will take place from 31 May to 2 June at the United Nations in New York, USA.

This year, the Secretary-General presented the report to the General Assembly on progress made until the end of 2005, a year when targets in the Declaration are due. The main focus of the meeting is to review progress achieved in realising the commitments set out in the Declaration of Commitment and to review progress in implementing the 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, focusing on both constraints and opportunities to full implementation.

The meeting will involve all sectors of the international community, governments, civil society and the private sector. The opportunities provided for civil society organisations to take part in the meeting is unprecedented.

For the first time, a person living with HIV will address the General Assembly plenary, normally reserved for member states and UN officials. There will also be a civil society hearing, which provides civil society an opportunity to exchange views with member states.

The meeting will feature a series of panel discussions and roundtables covering diverse topics. Building on these discussions, a high-level meeting will take place on the third day. This meeting will culminate in the adoption of a political declaration aimed at reaffirming and expressing recommitment to the full implementation of the Declaration in the coming years.

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· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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