NEW YORK, 7 June 2016 – A “Round Table Forum on the ASEAN Experience of Cities/Areas Getting to Zeros: Side Meeting during the United Nation High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS” will be held on 8 June during the United Nations High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in New York.

This event provides the platform for AMS and other stakeholders to share and discuss the good practices, experiences and innovations related to the implementation and roll-out of the ASEAN Cities Getting to Zeros Project. This project localizes regional efforts into concrete community initiatives that is aligned with the targets of the ASEAN Declaration of Commitment: Getting to Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero AIDS–Related Deaths adopted in 2011 by the ASEAN Summit Leaders.

“In our ASEAN ‘Cities getting to Zero’ initiative, the enrolled cities have been very active and enthusiastic. Learning about similarities and differences between the cities on HIV issues is very important,” said H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, during the official visit of the UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director in Indonesia in 2014.

This event will be undertaken by the ASEAN Task Force on AIDS (ATFOA) through the leadership of ATFOA Indonesia with the support of the ASEAN Health Ministers through its Senior Officials in Health, and the assistance of ASEAN Secretariat and UNAIDS. The speakers and participants will be the Health Ministers, UNAIDS, ASEAN Secretariat and representatives of the communities involved in the ASEAN Cities/Areas Getting to Zeros Project.

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