International integration of efforts against HIV&STI

Migration, international mobility, worldwide networking: transmitted diseases do not stop at national borders. Therefore, efforts against HIV/AIDS and other STIs take place in Switzerland in cooperation with the international community.  

International agreements

The directions to be taken by HIV/AIDS and STI efforts at the international level are stated clearly in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS (2001), Goal number 6 of the Millennium Development Goals (2000) and Goal numbers 3 and 5 of the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" (2015) of the General Assembly of the United Nations. These global obligations were further strengthened in 2016, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted a political declaration for an end to the AIDS epidemic. On this basis, UNAIDS and WHO developed new strategies in 2015 and 2016 which aim to eliminate HIV/AIDS and STIs as a public health issue by 2030.

Coordination and cooperation

Switzerland has accepted its share of responsibility in tackling HIV/AIDS and STIs at the global level. It actively lives up to its international obligations in a consistent manner through its technical and financial commitment to bilateral and multilateral cooperation as well as through the transfer of technology and knowledge. Switzerland also makes a contribution to the international dialogue by offering its expertise and experience, along with the best practices from its national programme for HIV/AIDS and STI activities. Switzerland also regularly keeps the UNAIDS monitoring process (Global AIDS Response Progress Reporting) updated with domestic data on the status of the efforts against HIV/AIDS in Switzerland and participates in various ways in important international HIV/AIDS, STI and Sexual Health conferences.

Last modification 31.07.2018

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