UNGASS review, 31 May - 2 June 2006, New York
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2006 marks the five-year anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS by the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS). In the first worldwide commitment to fighting HIV and AIDS, the declaration acknowledged how HIV and AIDS constitute a global emergency. The anniversary and follow-up meeting (taking place from 31 May – 2 June 2006 in New York) will review and recommit to implementation of the declaration, evaluate challenges and obstacles, and reassess what needs to be done in order to effectively combat the pandemic.

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2006 UNGASS declaration reflects both setbacks and progress
"There are two main disappointments in this new document, particularly compared with the outcome of the original 2001 UN meeting on HIV/AIDS. First, governments failed to indicate by when they will implement their 2001 commitments. Second, language on financing has been watered down." according to the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC).
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Statement by African civil society coalition on AIDS
Three weeks after the African Union - the highest decision-making regional authority in Africa - endorsed a Common Position on HIV and AIDS, African delegates in New York are reneging on the strong commitments they made to providing access to services for HIV prevention, care and treatment to all those who need them in Africa.
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International civil society denounce UN meeting on AIDS as a failure
Civil society groups from around the world denounced the final UN Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, released after marathon negotiations during the UN High Level meeting on AIDS that took place 31 May - 2 June at UN Headquarters. Civil society groups have been working to strengthen the document’s language and commitments on critical aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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With women worldwide: A compact to end HIV/AIDS
Civil society position papers
Key UN official documents for the meeting
UNGASS Conference 2001

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