Realize the vision of a future free of aids and tuberculosis

December 4, 2014

The United Nations is in the process of defining a post-2015 development agenda. This agenda will be launched at a Summit in September 2015, which is the target date for realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The process of arriving at the post 2015 development agenda is Member State-led with broad participation civil society stakeholders. For the past 3 years, STOP AIDS NOW!  has been actively engaged in UN consultations, member states conversations and civil society discussions, advocating for a vision for health after the MDGs.

The General Assembly called upon the Secretary-General to synthesize the full range of inputs and to present a synthesis report as a contribution to the intergovernmental negotiations in the lead up to the Summit. This report has been published today and it’s called The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet On the Post-2015 Agenda.

The Synthesis Report shows that there is widespread agreement that the new post-2015 framework should build on the current health MDGs under one overarching health goal. We are pleased with the formulation “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”, which is in line with our messages around a single health-outcome focused goal which is not too narrowly focused on access to services or health systems strengthening alone. 

We are happy to read that the vision is to reach a future free of aids and tuberculosis. We will continue to push for specific attention to marginalized and vulnerable groups to ensure true equitable access and leave no one behind. Please read our official response to the UN Secretary General's Synthesis Report on post-2015. 

For more information, please contact Sabrina Erné, Policy Officer International Affairs at STOP AIDS NOW!