The United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting (HLM) on HIV/AIDS will take place between 8 and 10 June 2021. The High-Level Meeting is a crucial moment for the HIV response, below you will find links and information on the HLM, pre-meetings, and side meetings.
The CSO declaration for the HLM is available here and you can add your name to the declaration through this link.
Our friends at Aidsfonds and GNP+ are working to engage advocates and civil society in the process. They have hosted already a three-part series of webinars in preparation for the meeting. You can find recordings of the sessions held on 21 and 22 April on the GNP+ Facebook page in English, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
“The three-part series will systematically and continually engage advocates and civil society members following the process in a structured and predictable manner. The goal is to build civil society momentum and give people key moments to be engaged and updated by the HLM team.”
If you wish to keep up with the latest updates on the HLM – you can join the listserv by visiting here and requesting to join. The listserv will be a space for civil society to share informational materials and tactics directly link to the HLM 2021. The space will have a zero discrimination policy therefore any hate speech and/or harassment will be flagged and removed.
You can also follow on Twitter using the #WeAreHLM hashtag.
Links and Resources
“This guide was created to support civil society to engage and contribute more effectively during the 2021 High-Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS (HLM). Unlike other HLM processes the majority, if not all, of the HLM activities, will be virtual. This means that it is especially important for advocates to find solutions to build their capacity, strengthen their networks and engage in advocacy virtually. This guide includes some important engagement opportunities and places to start on this journey.”
- Aidsfonds page on the HLM
- UNAIDS page on the HLM
- HIV/AIDS Interactive Multi-Stakeholder Hearing (23 April 2021)
- DRAFT RESOLUTION – Organization of the 2021 high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS