DHAKA DECLARATION- twelfth International Congress on AIDS inwards Asia in addition to the Pacific (ICAAP12)

The International Congress on AIDS inwards Asia together with the Pacific (ICAAP) is the largest forum on AIDS held inwards the Asia together with the Pacific region. Since the kickoff ICAAP was held inwards 1990 – most 25 years agone – the ICAAP has played a critical role inwards raising world awareness, edifice political commitment, strengthening advocacy networks together with disseminating cognition together with experiences on HIV issues amid stakeholders inwards the region.​                                                                            

The twelfth International Congress on AIDS inwards Asia together with the Pacific (ICAAP12) was held inwards Dhaka, People’s Republic of Bangladesh from 12 to xiv March 2016 inwards Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Venue is the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB), Bangladesh’s premier facility for international meetings together with exhibitions. ICCB is conveniently located unopen to many three, 4 together with 5 star hotels.​


  • ICAAP12 is an chance to firmly entrench communities’ efforts to promote the game changers amongst honour to AIDS prevention, treatment, aid together with back upward inwards the Asia Pacific part that volition Pb to shared vision inwards the post service 2015 agenda together with halt AIDS past times 2030.​


  • To provide an international forum for communities together with peculiarly immature people’s voices inwards the agenda setting for ending AIDS post service 2015
  • To promote increased responsibleness together with accountability for governments together with the international community for ending AIDS
  • To provide a platform for country-by-country analysis of innovation, scientific discipline together with social determinants which volition Pb to the halt of AIDS
  • The subject of Dhaka congress is ‘Be the Change Towards an AIDS Free Generation: Our Right to Health’ which highlights the global together with regional needs for achieving an AIDS gratuitous generation through science, project design together with community interest together with world someone partnership.


  • The official co-hosts of the twelfth International Congress on AIDS inwards Asia together with Pacific (ICAAP) are Partners inwards Population together with Development (PPD) together with the Government of Bangladesh.
  • Assisting the co-hosts amongst the planning for the Congress are the next Civil Society Organizations: Bandhu Social Welfare Society; STI/AIDS Network of Bangladesh; together with PLHIV
  • Network (Bangladesh).
In addition, technical assistance to the ICAAP12 co-hosts together with planner partners is provided by:
  • International Centre for Diarrheal Disease, People’s Republic of Bangladesh (icddr,b)
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)
  • Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur
  • The James P Grant School of Public Health
The AIDS Society of Asia together with the Pacific (ASAP) is the Convener for ICAAP12 together with UNAIDS is the Co-Convener.​​

In the background of scientific presentations, technical deliberations together with intense community interactions nether the aegis of ICAAP12, this announcement expresses the vocalization together with aspirations of 2500 delegates channeled over 250 sessions together with equal number of peripheral sessions together with constant dialogue emanating out of the community at AP Village, articulating unanimously together with conclusively that the diverse global together with regional calls for activeness for strengthening AIDS answer withdraw hold largely remained rhetorical together with withdraw hold non elicited corresponding the world actions together with has diluted regional HIV responses. With electrical current constraints at the national together with regional level, ‘Ending AIDS past times 2030’ sounds unrealistic, unless remedial actions are set inwards place. Without Asia Pacific region, which accounts for 56 countries together with 70% of the world’s population, achieving the global finish of Ending AIDS past times 2030 volition live on evasive. Hence, this Dhaka Declaration for ending AIDS past times 2030 inwards the Asia together with the Pacific is adopted.

Having met inwards Dhaka for the twelfth International Congress on AIDS inwards Asia together with Pacific (ICAAP 12) from 12 to xiv March 2016 

Recalling the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/262 of 2006 past times which the Assembly adopted the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS together with United Nations Economic together with Social Commission on Asia together with Pacific (ESCAP) Resolutions 66/10 of 2010 together with 67/9 of 2011– both aimed at fighting HIV/AIDS through regional actions; 

Welcoming the global commitment for ending the epidemic of AIDS past times 2030 equally ready out inwards Goal 3.3 of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals adopted inwards the 70th United Nations General Assembly; 
Acknowledging the urgency of the province of affairs besides equally the efforts taken together with progress made inwards the Asia together with the Pacific part inwards fighting AIDS – both at the regional besides equally national levels through prevention, protection, aid together with support; 
Recognizing rattling depression prevalence of HIV inwards surely countries inwards the region, including Bangladesh, which offers an chance towards achieving the sustainable evolution finish for ending AIDS past times 2030 besides equally occasions for sharing best practices together with replicating prevention strategies inwards other countries inwards the part amongst high prevalence; 
Accepting the magnitude of the scientific together with technical programme together with the character of efforts set inwards past times the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Secretariat, together with appreciating the extensive plant done through multi-stakeholder consultations that defined the valuable scientific, technical together with community deliberations together with dialogue on AIDS; 
Recommending that governance together with accountability are of import factors to keeping the AIDS answer steady together with focused together with the global, regional together with national governance architecture should live on re-visited to ensure their adequacy, competency together with relevance inwards the confront of the roadmap for Ending AIDS past times 2030; 
Reaffirming that prevention is the keystone for such regional or national answer together with that the national governments withdraw to revamp national strategies to integrate HIV answer into the Primary Health Care Services, sexual, reproductive together with adolescent wellness aid services for ensuring greater access together with coverage to the fundamental population groups; 
Recognizing, Bangladesh’ community clinics model’s mightiness to provide services to cut maternal mortality equally an chance to cut woman rear to kid transmission of HIV equally well; 
Recalling the commitments made at before ICAAP events towards promoting health, dignity together with human rights of fundamental affected populations together with the importance of putting the Communities direct involved inwards focus inwards designing together with implementing the programmes amongst participation of wellness departments, local police, religious belief leaders, parliamentarians, judiciary, colleagues from workplace together with gild at large; 
Accepting that co—infection/co-morbidity amongst Tuberculosis has been a major crusade of mortality amid people living amongst HIV together with withdraw to live on addressed on scale;– 
Expressing deep appreciation to the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh for hosting the ICCAP 12; 
We, the delegates of ICAAP12 recommit ourselves to back upward together with strengthen the Asia – Pacific regional efforts to accomplish End AIDS past times 2030 finish irrespective of the electrical current levels of HIV infection together with prevalence rates together with telephone weep upward upon the national governments, regional together with global wellness leaderships to reckon the next reformative together with transformative agenda to brand AIDS answer inwards Asia together with the Pacific to a greater extent than combative together with timely to conquer the HIV epidemic inwards the part together with determine to undertake next actions: 3 ICAAP12 – Dhaka Declaration Government of Bangladesh 
  1. Call upon our national governments together with regional HIV programme leadership to
    • a. Scale up, accelerate together with universalize ART coverage together with amend access to handling for those inwards withdraw together with expand the testing coverage. Solicit intensified national efforts towards eliminating novel HIV infections amid children together with substantially cut AIDS related maternal deaths.
    • b. Improve handling delivery to PLHAs together with cut inefficiencies together with construct improved access to available handling for PLHAs requiring treatment, hence that no i is left behind. 
    • c. Improve access to HIV medicines together with handling commodities for PLHAs. Ensure adequate inclusion together with render of Hep-C into essential handling commodities listing for PLHAs. Address merchandise issues affecting render of generic drugs; 

  2. Acknowledge that resources generation for AIDS answer should non live on an exclusive responsibleness of developing countries; rather it should live on a global shared responsibleness for which resources should live on allocated based on the relative vulnerability of societies, rather than prevalence rates lonely together with accordingly cooperate for such resources generation. 
  3. Emphasize the withdraw for greater integration of HIV answer amongst regular wellness together with mainstream evolution programmes together with encourage the national governments to align the national HIV responses amongst the SDG frameworks; 
  4. Stress that containing HIV would require greater investments together with world someone partnership together with asking the donors, governments, bi-lateral together with multi-lateral organizations to brand adequate investments inwards a coordinated together with complementary manner; 
  5. Note amongst job organisation that at that spot exists lack of technical capacities to predict, empathize together with combat the HIV epidemics inwards the part together with call upon UNAIDS, World Health Organization (WHO) together with other International actors at regional together with soil score to back upward the national together with regional HIV responses, amongst sum participation of other United Nations agencies for greater impact. 
  6. Take note of the frequent novel global slogans together with initiatives together with recommend the assessment of existing initiatives against their mandate, goals together with sustainability before to a greater extent than high score initiatives are announced hence that the existing programme architecture together with the initiatives besides equally the master copy commitments, goals together with purposes are non adversely affected. 
  7. Recognize the corking chance embedded inwards South-South Cooperation (SSC) inwards turning roughly the AIDS answer inwards Asia-Pacific region, call upon the proponents of 4 ICAAP12 – Dhaka Declaration Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh SSC to optimize regional capacities for wellness commodity security; together with enable crossborder dialogue for articulation planning together with programming through wellness diplomacy for addressing frontier based injecting drug use, cross-border malaria together with other related wellness issues . 
  8. Appreciate the potential role of the Inter-governmental agency, Partners inwards Population Development (PPD) inwards playing a catalytic role through optimal utilization of the cross-border resources inwards creating positive impact for AIDS command inwards the crossborder settings together with engage amongst it at the regional together with national level. 

Adopted on this day, the 14th March, at the Closing Session of ICAAP12.

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