At the UN high-level meeting on AIDS, Ban Ki-moon called for a global commitment to eliminate AIDS by 2020. The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, called for a global commitment to eliminate AIDS by 2020. “That is our goal – zero new infections, zero stigma and zero AIDS-related deaths.”

 

The summit – from 8 to 10 June – concluded with the adoption of a declaration that by 2015 seeks to double the number of people on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to 15 million, end mother-to-child transmission of HIV, halve tuberculosis-related deaths in people living with HIV, and increase preventive measures for the “most vulnerable populations”.

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