IAS Educational Fund Meeting - Lebanon
The Third High-Level Consultation on HIV in Conservative Social Settings, HIV, Human Rights, and Sustainability: From Analysis to Action, was held in Beirut, Lebanon, on 25-26 January 2018. The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights (GIHHR) and the International AIDS Society (IAS) organized the consultation with support from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). It was hosted by the American University of Beirut (AUB).
The consultation brought together government officials, healthcare professionals, scholars, faith-based leaders and civil society representatives from 15 Islamic-majority countries, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia and Turkey.
Participants issued an appeal for governments, lawmakers and stakeholders to adopt a call to action to remove legal barriers to health and promote legislation that protects human rights. The call to action will be presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference, 23-27 July 2018.