Published on 13/09/2020

New UNAIDS strategy in the making: Civil Society Involved

UNAIDS stakeholders came together virtually to participate in the development of the next global AIDS strategy. ENDA Santé and the Civil Society Institute for HIV and Health in West and Central Africa took part in the development of this global strategy.

GENEVA, 18 September 2020 - With only 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS is developing its next global AIDS strategy.

The next strategy, which is expected to be adopted by the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board by March 2021, will be a roadmap for all countries and partners in the global AIDS response to get back on track towards the goal of ending AIDS.

The first phase of the development of the new strategy took place from May to August 2020, during which UNAIDS consulted widely and conducted a review of the current UNAIDS strategy for 2016-2021 and its implementation.

Over 10,000 stakeholders were consulted through a global online survey, key informant interviews, focus group discussions and workshops.

The UNAIDS evidence review raises critical questions about what is working and how to sustain or scale up what is working, where we are falling behind, and how to overcome the gaps and obstacles for the next global AIDS strategy to remain ambitious, visionary and evidence-based.