Secretary-General’s remarks to General Assembly on Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declarations on HIV/AIDS

I call for efforts across society to eliminate the stigma and discrimination that surround HIV. Many governments and community leaders still have laws and policies that criminalize key populations and force them underground. This is discriminatory and counterproductive. It drives people away from information, testing, treatment, care and support services. I have consistently said that human rights are universal and must be universally respected.
  • Harm reduction
  • Alternatives to punishment

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