The protracted humanitarian emergency situation in Somalia increases vulnerability to HIV infection among affected populations. In line with the Declaration of Commitment adopted at the 2001 UN General Assembly’s Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) that calls for the development and implementation of national strategies that incorporate HIV awareness, prevention, care and treatment elements into programs or actions that respond to emergency situations, United Nations Joint HIV/AIDS Programme (UNAIDS) coordinates the UN’s support to the Somali AIDS response, promoting partnerships, periodic analysis and providing strategic information on the HIV epidemic and the response, and technical support to Somali institutions.
Closure of UNPOS
The United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) completed its Security Council mandate on 3 June 2013. The United Nations continues to provide support to the Somalia Federal Government's peace and reconciliation efforts through the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), established by Security Council resolution 2101 (2013).
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