Botswana 2012 Global AIDS Response Report
In 2001, Botswana was among the 189 countries that adopted the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV and AIDS (UNGASS) Declaration of Commitment. The Declaration of Commitment is simply the global consensus on a comprehensive framework to achieve the Millennium Development Goal 6 of halting and beginning to reverse the spread of the HIV and AIDS epidemic by the year 2015. In 2006, a new Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS: Intensifying our efforts to Eliminate HIV/AIDS that recognized the urgent need to achieve access to HIV treatment, prevention, care and support was adopted.
The Declaration states that a successful national HIV and AIDS response should be measured by the achievement of concrete, time-bound targets. It also calls for careful monitoring of progress in implementing commitments and requires the United Nations Secretary General to issue progress reports. The purpose of the reports is to document challenges and constraints and recommend action to accelerate achievement of the set targets.