The Asia-Pacific High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Assessment of Progress against Commitments in the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals is organized by ESCAP in cooperation with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS, Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP, Asia-Pacific Regional Centre), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC, Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women, East and South-East Asia Regional Office), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF, East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office) and the World Health Organization (WHO, Regional Office for the Western Pacific). The objectives of the Meeting include:
- To assess regional progress against commitments in the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals and efforts to ensure universal access, including follow-up to the outcome of the United Nations General Assembly’s High-level Meeting on AIDS, which was convened from 8 to 10 June 2011;
- To identify areas for regional cooperation, particularly in addressing policy and legal barriers to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support;
- To promote multi-sectoral dialogue between health and other sectors, including justice, law and order and drug control.
The objective of the IDPC statement (see below) was to highlight the vulnerability of people who inject drugs to HIV transmission, identify the policy and legal barriers to the scaling up and sustainability of HIV prevention measures, and propose to Member States options for addressing those barriers.
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