Published June, 2006

Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, G.A. Res. 60/262, U.N. Doc. A/RES/60/262 (2006)

The Political Declaration, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in June 2006, renews the General Assembly’s commitment to the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS issued in 2001. It commits to several actions as part of a human rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS, including: promoting prevention, treatment, care, and support; overcoming legal or other barriers to block access to effective HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support; ensuring pregnant women have access to antenatal care, including voluntary and confidential counseling and testing with informed consent; intensifying efforts to enact, strengthen, or enforce legislation and other measures to ensure those with HIV have full enjoyment of all human rights; eliminating gender inequalities and protecting women’s rights; and addressing the vulnerabilities of children affected by and living with HIV/AIDS. 

The Declaration undertakes to provide comprehensive reviews of its progress in these areas in 2008 and 2011 within the annual reviews of the General Assembly.
It requests that the Secretary General of the United Nations include in his annual report the status of the implementation of the 2001 Declaration of Commitment.