United Nations Joint HIV/AIDS Programme

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.