New global commitment to development

  • August 7, 2015
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unaidssssAugust 2, 2015, more than 190 countries agreed the new objectives of sustainable development that were approved by the United Nations. There were three years of hard work by many Governments, agencies and members of civil society.

On the other hand, a situation, perhaps still a little frustrating is the little progress on agreed goals that were set years ago: the so-called Millennium Development Goals (MDG), from which reports were rendered this year.

The topics included in the new agenda are:

  • Universal Human Rights.
  • HIV
  • Universal quality health coverage
  • Universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights
  • Gender equality and the empowerment of women
  • Autonomy of people with HIV
  • Social, economic and political inclusion of all
  • Reduction of the inequalities of the results and the Elimination of laws, policies and discriminatory practices.

This agenda is truly universal and applies to high-income, middle-income and low-income countries equally. There is a great emphasis on the achievement of equality, the empowerment of all citizens and the inclusion throughout the entire document.

The Statistical Commission of the United Nations, will be incorporated into future national planning processes to help guide the progress of each country.

This new 2030 Agenda for sustainable development is a powerful impact tool that will allow us to work to achieve a common goal. Next year will be a year full of opportunities to continue impacting by a strong commitment to end hiv and without leaving anyone behind.

Finally, new objectives have been raised, and new commitments have been made. Let us hope that this time we can achieve them by working together and committed. Remember that more than once we have witnessed that the key to success is made up of hard work, commitment and dedication.