IPU Logo Parliamentary Briefing at the 2011 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS
Room 6, UN Headquarters, New York
3-6 p.m., 7 June 2011
Organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in cooperation with UNAIDS

2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS At the 2011 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS, UN Member States are expected to adopt a new declaration that will reaffirm current commitments and identify further actions to guide and sustain the global AIDS response into the next decade. Parliamentarians have a key role to play in the implementation of global commitments at the national level insofar as they provide leadership, shape laws and policies, oversee government action and authorize financing for HIV/AIDS.

The event will be organized in close cooperation with UNAIDS and will build on UN General Assembly resolution 62/178, which expressly encourages Member States to include parliamentarians in their national delegations to the High Level Meeting. The objective of the briefing is twofold:

  1. Inform legislators of the main lines of action that will emerge from the outcome document of the UN High Level Meeting and the politics underlying the new global consensus on HIV/AIDS; and
  2. Facilitate an exchange of views on one critical line of action in the AIDS response that constitutes the core of future IPU work, namely the impact of law on HIV interventions (e.g. legal factors that impede universal access to HIV services), and how the law can be used to reinforce, rather than hinder, public health responses.
The discussion will focus on how parliaments and the IPU can help translate future commitments on HIV/AIDS into reality. The conclusions of the parliamentary meeting will be presented to the plenary of the High Level Meeting as part of the IPU statement.

The parliamentary meeting is open to all members of parliament and parliamentary staff who will be attending the High Level Meeting as part of their national delegations. Simultaneous interpreting services will be provided in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.


Summary of the proceedings [PDF]New!
Draft agenda [PDF]
Convocation [PDF]
Reminder [PDF]
Registation Form [PDF]
Webcast of the speech of the IPU representative, Mr. Ryuhei Kawada, MP (Japan), at the UN General Assembly
2011 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS
Draft resolution submitted by the President of the UN General Assembly on the Organization of the 2011 comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS
Report of the UN Secretary-General on the Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS
Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS
Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS
2008 Parliamentary Briefing on HIV/AIDS
First Global Parliamentary Meeting on HIV/AIDS
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