Event to Train Youth Advocates at the 47th Commission on Population and Development

April 8, 2014

STOP AIDS NOW! and its Link Up consortium partners are training youth advocates to get their HIV and SRHR-related needs on the post-2015 agenda during the 47th Commission on Population and Development (CPD) this week.

Ensure integration of young people's SRHR and HIV in post-2015 framework

We need to ensure the post-2015 framework integrates the findings of the global review and young people's SRHR and HIV are at the heart of the new framework. The already on-going strong youth-led advocacy work needs to be re-focused to the country level to influence national government positions on young people's SRHR—including on issues related to HIV, and HIV and SRHR integration and human rights and to young people most affected by HIV. This is essential to secure a commitment to universal sexual and reproductive health and rights and ending AIDS in the post-2015 framework.

Side event to train young advocates on HIV and SRHR inclusion

Link Up partners along with Resurj, the International Women's health Coalition, the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations and UNAIDS are organizing a side event. Aim of this side event is to strengthen the capacity of young people to advocate for inclusion of specific attention to the HIV and SRHR-related needs of young people, including young people most affected by HIV, in the post-2015 framework.

The theme of the CPD session is the "Assessment of the status of implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development". In keeping with the theme, the findings of the global review -which lay bare the strong links between SRHR, HIV and human and economic development- on the implementation of the programme of action will be presented.

Download the announcement of the Link Up side event