Geneva, 11 June 2021In a joint declaration entitled Ending inequalities and getting on track to end AIDS by 2030 adopted on 8 June 2021, the Heads of State and Government and representatives of States and Governments assembled at the United Nations in New-York on the occasion of the UN High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS reviewed progress made towards ending the HIV epidemic by 2030, welcomed and encouraged global and regional efforts to define ambitious goals, but also called for urgent action.

Member States commended the progress made in expending and accelerating access to HIV treatments, recognising that multi-stakeholder partnerships and initiatives including the public health-oriented licensing mechanism of the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) have contributed to achieving results in the field of health (66/e).

Nevertheless, Member States recognised that, even though ending the HIV epidemic by 2030 is possible, urgent action is needed. Therefore, they committed to ensuring global accessibility, availability and affordability of safe, effective and quality-assured medicines including generic formulations, and to incentivising the development of innovative products, especially for children, through entities such as the Medicines Patent Pool (68/b).

MPP will continue to support global efforts towards ending the HIV epidemic as a public health threat by 2030 through providing greater and accelerated access to HIV treatments in low- and middle-income countries and stands ready to contribute further to other aspects of the HIV response such as HIV prevention by supporting wider access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and to the COVID-19 pandemic response and overall pandemic preparedness.

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