In 2020 and 2021, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS continued to make critical contributions to key areas of the global HIV response and to saving lives. It did so despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and of financial shortfalls impacting both the global HIV response and UNAIDS itself. 

In a pivotal period in the HIV response, the Joint Programme also led a major shifting of gear in the response with the 2021 UN General Assembly’s Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS and  UNAIDS new Global AIDS Strategy 2021-2026 with a focus on reducing HIV-related inequalities to end AIDS by 2030.

In all its work, the Joint Programme promoted people-centred HIV responses and the voice and empowerment of communities living with and affected by HIV – including young people, women and girls, and key populations. It undertook special efforts for children, people in humanitarian settings and other migrant and mobile populations.

The 2020-2021 Performance Monitoring Report outlines key Joint Programme achievements in over 90 countries across 6 regions, as well as progress in 8 strategy result areas. The report shows how UNAIDS – 11 Cosponsors and the Secretariat – successfully delivered on: ensuring effective and well-coordinated support for countries and communities left behind; resource mobilization; partnerships; strategic information; governance; and accountability. The report also demonstrates excellent performance against the 2016-2021 Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF), presenting quantitative and qualitative data for 38 indicators.

Find on the left-hand side the comprehensive 2022-2021 Performance Monitoring Report package, along with the UBRAF indicator scorecard, infographics and a 6-page summary leaflet.

The Joint Programme

  • remains a catalytic force in the HIV response
  • brings more than the sum of its parts
  • is people-centred and advanced comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care services
  • guided billions of US dollars for HIV response
  • generated and supported use of HIV data
  • tackled inequalities
  • continuously adapted to the evolving context

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, UNAIDS has continued to help improve millions of lives. Unfortunately, this is not enough: the global HIV response is under threat. Progress in HIV prevention and treatment is faltering around the world; resources are shrinking; and the inequalities driving the HIV pandemic are widening. A fully funded Joint Programme remains essential to help countries deliver on their commitments, provide the necessary resources for HIV response, and revitalize progress towards ending AIDS as a public health threat.”  Winnie Byanyima, UNAIDS Executive Director

See various infographics on selected Joint Programme results in 2020-2021

Global Fund & UNAIDS Partnership

Adolescent Girls and Young Women & HIV

Leaving no one behind in the HIV response

UNAIDS with and for Communities

Strategic Information to close gaps 

UNAIDS spearheading UN Reform for impact

2020-2021 Performance Monitoring Report


Executive Summary EN/FR

Strategy Result Area Report EN/FR

Regional and Country Report EN/FR

Organizational Report EN/FR

Financial Report EN/FR

2020 Performance Monitoring Reports

Executive Summary EN/FR

Strategy Result Area Report EN/FR

Regional and Country Report EN/FR

Organizational Report EN/FR