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Jun. 18, 2022
Performance report demonstrates how the UN Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS has helped save lives
GENEVA, 18 June 2022—This year’s UNAIDS performance report demonstrates how the UN Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS has critically contributed to key areas of the global HIV response and to saving lives, even in the face of the severe challenges and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and financial shortfalls impacting the global HIV response and UNAIDS.
The report outlines progress, across the 6 regions covered by the Joint Programme in 8 strategy result areas and 5 functions, in ensuring effective and well-coordinated support to countries and communities, resources mobilization, strategic partnerships, strategic information, and effective governance and accountability.
It shows UNAIDS high performance against the plan, measured through quantitative and qualitative data.
UNAIDS critical achievements for countries and communities include:
Funding shortfalls in the global HIV response continued to limit progress in key areas, especially for vulnerable groups of people. The stark reality at the end of 2020 is that only US$ 21.5 billion (in constant 2019 U.S. dollars) was available for the HIV response in low- and middle-income countries––far short of the US$ 29 billion needed by 2025 to get on track to end AIDS. Likewise, important capacities as a UN Joint Programme have been eroded by the underfunding of the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework. In order to achieve progress, save lives and ensure that people living with or at risk of HIV have access to the services and resources that they need, the global HIV response needs to be fully resourced.
The 2021 UN General Assembly’s Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS and the 2021–2026 Global AIDS Strategy have set an ambitious agenda ahead. This includes the global AIDS 2025 targets of 95-95-95 and 10-10-10, developed by UNAIDS, aiming at removing punitive laws and policies and reducing stigma, discrimination, gender inequalities and violence that hamper access to HIV services. Only through bold and coordinated action to tackle inequalities can the world’s 2025 targets be met.
For more information, see UNAIDS Results and Transparency Portal, and read the 2020–2021 UNAIDS Performance Monitoring Report here: Executive Summary, Strategy Result Area and Indicator Report, Regional and Country Report, Organizational Report, UBRAF Indicators Scorecard.