ASEAN Experience of Cities/Areas in Getting to Zeros

ASEAN Experience of Cities/Areas in Getting to Zeros

13:15 – 14:30

Venue: UN Conference Room 11

There are approximately 1.7 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region (ASEAN) of which close to a third are female. Of the total number of people living with HIV, at least 46% are adults who are eligible for antiretroviral therapy (ART) and of which just fewer than 60% are receiving ART. Since the 4thASEAN Summit in 1992, led to the establishment of ASEAN Task Force on AIDS (ATFOA), HIV/AIDS-related advocacies and capacity building needs on HIV and AIDS at the regional level have been conducted.

This side event will provide a platform for relevant stakeholders to discuss progress of implementation of the ASEAN Declaration of Commitment as well as sharing good practices and experience of the ASEAN Cities Getting to Zeros.  The forum will be in the context of fast tracking AIDS and the new target indicated in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) of Ending AIDS by 2030. This side event has been organized by: the Ministry of Health of Indonesia, and supported by Permanent Missions to the Republic of Indonesia in the New York, ASEAN Secretariat, UNAIDS and the World Health Organization.

Focal point:  Ahmad Bawazir,