The main event of the 2021 High-Level Meeting on AIDS will take place between 8 and 10 June 2021. The high-level meeting will review the progress made in reducing the impact of HIV since the last United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on HIV and AIDS in 2016 and the General Assembly expects to adopt a new political declaration to guide the future direction of the response.
The 2021 high-level meeting will be the springboard for a decade of action to reduce inequalities and root out the social determinants that fuel the HIV epidemic. The high-level meeting comes at a historic moment for the AIDS response, 40 years after the emergence of the first cases of HIV and 25 years since the creation of UNAIDS. UNAIDS encourages the highest level of governmental participation in the 2021 high-level meeting and the full engagement of civil society and all other stakeholders through all channels, as agreed in the modalities of the high-level meeting.
On the margins of the 2021 High-Level Meeting on AIDS UNAIDS and its partners have organized a series of side events on a wide range of topics. These side events will provide great opportunities to discuss themes of programmatic importance to the HIV response, to deepen the discussion, identify new and emerging issues, facilitate the participation of diverse voices from communities and organisations working on the frontlines of the HIV response. These events will form a halo around the main event and will run from 7 to 11 June 2021.