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This session will explore the risks and opportunities for the AIDS response of an integrated global health and development agenda. The intersections between vulnerability to HIV, poverty, inequalities and social exclusion provide important opportunities to integrate HIV responses within broader health and development efforts, and to advance the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. At the same time, efforts to reach the US$26 billion of investment needed by 2020 to make the Fast-Track targets a reality are clearly off track, and the world is faced with shrinking space for civil society, reduced funding for human rights, and an increasingly challenging political and social space. This session will be a debate where one side will argue that the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs are crucial to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, and the other side argues that the 2030 Agenda has deprioritized AIDS, which has resulted in challenges for the global AIDS response.

Mandeep Dhaliwal, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United States
Experiences from South Africa on using the 2030 Agenda to strengthen the HIV response
Malebona Precious Matsoso, National Department of Health, South Africa
Learning from our history to build the future of the HIV response
Michael H. Merson, Duke University, United States
Experiences from Ukraine (and the EECA region) on the challenges of using the 2030 Agenda to strengthen the HIV response.
Volodymyr Kurpita, Centre for Public Health, Ministry of Health, Ukraine
Civil society perspective on declining donor funding for AIDS
Christine Stegling, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, United Kingdom
Questions to panellists by moderator
Moderated Q&A between panellists and audience
Summary and wrap up
Mandeep Dhaliwal, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United States