World AIDS Campaign
The World AIDS Campaign (WAC) has been established to support, strengthen and connect campaigns that hold leaders accountable for their promises on HIV and AIDS.
What is the World AIDS Campaign?
The WAC has changed. From its early aim of raising awareness, the WAC is now a global effort of civil society to shift policy, mobilize resources, and call for action on the ground. Governments, organizations and individuals worldwide have made ambitious commitments to fight HIV and AIDS. Yet we continue to face new epidemics in a number of countries, a growing death toll in areas where the epidemic is well established and massive social and economic costs in the most affected areas. Now, more than ever, we must ensure that everyone feels responsible for shaping the AIDS response and making sure past commitments are honoured.
We all have a role to play.
In June 2001 at the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, 189 countries agreed to the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, which outlines a comprehensive response to the epidemic. Under the theme “Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise”, the WAC 2005-2010 will seek to ensure that these and other promises on HIV and AIDS are kept.