The International Indigenous Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS for Indigenous Peoples & Communities from 2011 to 2017 is meant to facilitate an international voice and structure that links Indigenous peoples with their governments, AIDS service organizations, cooperatives, and others in a global collective action to lower the disproportionate impact of HIV and AIDS experienced by Indigenous peoples. This International Strategic Plan brings together feedback of the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA), including discussions during their meeting in July 2010 at the World AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. Indigenous peoples from around the world gathered in order to strategize and discuss future steps towards creating an international presence of Indigenous leaders working in HIV and AIDS.
There are six key objectives to the strategy:
- Increase the visibility of the impact of HIV and AIDS in Indigenous communities at the international level;
- Improve meaningful inclusion of Indigenous Peoples, and Indigenous people living with HIV and AIDS in research, policy and program development at the national, regional and international level;
- Work towards the accurate representation of Indigenous peoples in HIV and AIDS epidemiological data within their own countries or regions;
- Provide capacity building and development to raise HIV and AIDS and Indigenous Peoples as a health priority;
- Promote Indigenous specific approaches to the social determinants of health;
- Conduct Sustainability Planning.