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The Global AIDS Strategy 2021–2026 calls for a bold new approach: using an inequalities lens to help close the gaps that are preventing progress towards ending AIDS. The Global AIDS Strategy aims to reduce the inequalities that drive the AIDS epidemic and prioritize people who are not yet accessing life-saving HIV services. The Strategy sets out evidence-based priority actions and bold targets to get every country and every community on-track to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Many of the inequalities that facilitated the spread of the AIDS pandemic are getting worse and continue to fan the spread of HIV in many parts of the world. COVID-19 has brought these inequalities to the forefront and exposed the fragility of the gains we have made. The resilience and experience of the HIV response in addressing inequalities that disproportionately affect the key populations and priority populations is critical to the once-in-a-generation opportunity to "build back better" from COVID-19. Drawing on key lessons learned from the intersecting HIV and COVID-19 pandemics, the Strategy leverages the proven tools and approaches of the HIV response, identifying where, why and for whom the HIV response is not working. The Strategy outlines the strategic priorities and actions to be implemented by global, regional, country and community partners to get on-track to ending AIDS. It leverages four decades of experience of the HIV response, supporting governments, partners and communities to "build back better", supporting systems for health to be more resilient and place people at the centre. This Strategy also outlines a new, bold call to action for the UNAIDS Joint Programme to advance our leadership role in the global HIV response and to implement the Strategy. And the Strategy demands that the HIV response is fully resourced and implemented with urgency and optimal efficiency. This session aims to broadly socialize the vision that to end AIDS, we must end the inequalities that drive, and that are exacerbated by, the pandemic. Proposed speakers include: Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, UNAIDS Dr. John Nkengasong, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator - TBC Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund - TBC NGO members of UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board - TBC Colleagues from NGOs around the world tackling inequalities - TBC A person/people living with HIV impacted by inequalities - TBC

5 min
Matthew KAVANAGH, UNAIDS, United States
35 min
One on one discussion
Apoorva MANDAVILLI, United States
Joseph STIGLITZ, Nobel Laureate, United States
Winnie BYANYIMA, UNAIDS, Switzerland
45 min
Panel discussion
Peter SANDS, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Switzerland
John NKENGASONG, U.S. Department of State, United States
Matthew KAVANAGH, UNAIDS, United States
Winnie BYANYIMA, UNAIDS, Switzerland
5 min
Wrap up
Matthew KAVANAGH, UNAIDS, United States