In September 2015, the World adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, to be implemented over the next 15 years. SDG 3 has a dedicated target on ending AIDS by 2030, leaving no one behind.

Similarly, other SDGs, particularly 5, 10, 16 and 17 are also very closely linked to the AIDS response. UNODC will contribute towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3.3 target of ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.

Teaming up with governments and communities to achieve major reductions in new HIV infections and HIV related deaths these key populations SDG 17, UNODC will promote HIV services which are gender responsive, SDG 5, advocating equal access to HIV services for people who use drugs and people in prisons that are human rights and public health based SDG 10, while working to eliminate discrimination against people who use drugs and people in prisons SDG 16.

As a co-sponsor of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), UNODC will implement the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy 2016-2021, which calls for a 75% reduction of new HIV infections including among key populations, including people who use drugs and people in prisons, by 2020.

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