The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were implemented from 2000–2015, were one of the major forces shaping the global development agenda over the last 20 years. To continue the work post-2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations officially adopted a historic new agenda in September 2015, entitled Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global 2030 Goals for Sustainable Development. In this context, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has recently adopted a 2016–2021 Strategy, entitled On the Fast-Track to End AIDS, in order to align its work with the SDGs.
This fact sheet describes the intersections between the ongoing work to address the international HIV/AIDS epidemic, the new SDGs, and the UNAIDS 2016–2021 Strategy.