The Dhaka Declaration adopted at the closing ceremony of the 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and Pacific
(ICAAP12) on 14th March 2016.
In the background of scientific presentations, technical deliberations and intense community interactions under the aegis of ICAAP12, this declaration expresses the voice and aspirations of 2500 delegates channeled over 250 sessions and equal number of peripheral sessions and constant dialogue emanating out of the community at AP Village, articulating unanimously and conclusively that the various global and regional calls for action for strengthening AIDS response have largely remained rhetorical and have not elicited corresponding ground actions and has diluted regional HIV responses. With current constraints at the national and regional level, ‘Ending AIDS by 2030’ sounds unrealistic, unless remedial actions are put in place. Without the Asia Pacific region which accounts for 56 countries and 70% of the world’s population, achieving the global goal of Ending AIDS by 2030 will be evasive. Hence, this Dhaka Declaration for ending AIDS by 2030 in the Asia and the Pacific is adopted.