World AIDS Day (1 December 2019)


On the occasion of World AIDS Day on December 1, France reaffirms its commitment and calls on all actors in the international community – both public and private – to work together to end the pandemic by 2030, in accordance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which took place in Lyon on October 10, 2019, made it possible to achieve the goal of mobilizing $14.02 billion, the largest sum ever raised by an international organization in the health field. France substantially increased its contribution – by 20%. It pledged €1.296 billion for the next three years.

France is continuing its efforts to combat HIV/AIDS:

  • as the second-largest donor, historically, to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (more than €4.6 billion since 2002);
  • as the leading donor to UNITAID (more than €1.7 billion since 2006, i.e. 60% of total funds since the fund was created)
  • through the commitment of its researchers
  • as part of its bilateral aid efforts, especially in the areas of technical assistance and support for associations.