Montenegro strongly committed to combating HIV/AIDS

Montenegro, 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS, 94th plenary meeting

Mr. Šćepanović stressed the importance of strategic and multi-sectoral approach, i.e. partnership of different state institutions and civil sector. “The achieved success has to be maintained and the national response has to be intensified in order to provide universal access to key intervention in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment,” said Šćepanović.”The Government of Montenegro is strongly committed to combating HIV/AIDS,” said Permanent Representative of Montenegro to UN, Ambassador Milorad Šćepanović, in his addressing UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS. He presented achievements of Montenegro in the field of combating HIV/AIDS.
More than 3000 people have come together at the United Nations in New York for the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS, from 8-10 June. The meeting brought together more than 120 heads of states and governments, as well as a number of permanent representatives to the United Nations.

High level meeting was an opportunity to take stock of the progress and challenges of the last 30 years and shape the future AIDS response.

The “Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS: Intensifying our Efforts to Eliminate HIV/AIDS” was adopted by the General Assembly yesterday at the end of the High-level Meeting on AIDS that brought together 3,000 participants, including 30 heads of State and government, to chart a path for the future of the AIDS response.


Full speech of Montenegrin Ambassador to the UN Milorad Šćepanović