Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Ending the HIV Epidemic
A political declaration was created in 2014 to govern a new initiative launched that year with an initial 26 cities and municipalities signing the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Ending the HIV Epidemic on World AIDS Day 2014 at the Paris City Hall. In the intervening years the Paris Declaration evolved to integrate new commitments and targets, as well as expand the initiative’s framework to ending urban HIV and tuberculosis (TB) epidemics as well as eliminating viral hepatitis (HBV and HCV). The Paris Declaration is now in its fourth iteration, with the last update occurring in April 2021. Almost 500 cities and municipalities worldwide have signed the Paris Declaration as of October 1, 2022.
Sevilla Declaration on the Centrality of Communities in Urban HIV Responses
The Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Ending the HIV Epidemic articulates a mandate to place people at the center of the response to HIV, tuberculosis, and viral hepatitis (HBV and HCV). To define and facilitate that mandate, the Sevilla Declaration on the Centrality of Communities in Urban HIV Responses was unveiled at the Fast-Track Cities 2022 conference in Sevilla. The Sevilla Declaration outlines 10 commitments that cities and municipalities are asked to make to increase the engagement of and promote leadership by affected communities in attaining the Fast-Track Cities initiative’s goals, objectives, and targets.