STRIVE, 2019. 29 p.
Kingston, Diane
STRIVE Research Consortium
Frontline AIDS
World leaders have committed to ending AIDS through a new framework for action: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Ending AIDS is now part of a broader health goal (SDG 3): Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages; however, the AIDS response must also focus on gender equality, human rights, economic empowerment and education. Interconnectivity actoss the SDGs is critical to the goal of ending AIDS. This paper outlines the interconnections between certain SDG targets, human rights laws and how HIV is linked to these. It was produced by STRIVE in collaboration with Frontline AIDS (formerly the AIDS Alliance) and STOPAIDS. The paper concludes that the SDGs present an unprecedented opportunity to break through the barriers that are preventing a future free from AIDS in a multi-sectoral way, addressing human rights violations, gender-based violence and poverty. A key principle of the 2030 Agenda is 'Leaving no one behind'. This is highly significant for the HIV response, which in many countries is failing the most marginalised groups who are most likely to acquire HIV.
Resource types: 
Record created by: