Comparing the 2019 and 2023 UHC Political Declarations: STOPAIDS statement

STOPAIDS and partners developed a statement comparing the commitments in the 2019 UHC Political Declaration and the 2023 UHC Political Declaration, focusing on the following areas:
  • References To HIV
  • Human Rights Language
  • Communities
  • Integration
In summary, the 2023 UHC Political Declaration takes positive steps towards prioritising person-centred care, better coordination in healthcare, and increased recognition of HIV and community importance. However, it fails to address human rights issues, particularly for criminalised and marginalised communities. Additionally, it misses the opportunity to strengthen essential healthcare aspects and funding commitments for multilateral organisations and community-led responses. Future efforts should rectify these shortcomings to ensure comprehensive healthcare coverage, encompassing human rights and equitable funding.