Why should AIDS be part of the Africa Development Agenda?

African leaders have the power to create a future of opportunity for their people by accelerating implementation of their commitment to ending AIDS in a new road map grounded in principles of social justice and inclusive growth.

The AU has a vital role to play in supporting coordination and collaboration among member States in charting a sustainable path to decent work, poverty eradication and inclusive development for all African nations in partnership with other regional
and international stakeholders. Only by including those most vulnerable and ensuring their equal access to decent employment and social protection can we build an AIDS-free future in Africa.