Our Voice, Our Future
Number of pages: 26
Publication date: 01 Jan 2005
The Declaration of Commitment (DoC) on HIV/AIDS, adopted by the Member States at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS in June 2001, reflects global recognition of the pandemic as the single greatest threat to the well-being of future generations. It establishes, for the first time ever, time-bound targets to which governments and the United Nations may be held accountable. Most importantly, the Declaration recognizes young people's particular to HIV infection and gives direction to governments on how to effectively address the HIV/AIDS pandemic among them. In publishing this report, UNFPA gives voice to young people from 12 countries around the world.
Four years into the implementation of the DoC, young people are reporting on their government's achievements in addressing the AIDS pandemic among them. Based on their own experiences, they have also highlighted shortfalls and challenges in the process, and have made specific recommendations to ensure that the targets set out in the DoC on HIV/AIDS are achieved.