Key Documents established by the NACC to supoprt the Goals of Ending AIDS by 2030 include the National HIV Policty and National Strategic Plan:
The NACC, its Secretariat and its respective implementing stakeholders are guided by the National Strategic plan and the National HIV policy to ensure that all activities within the HIV and AIDS response are effectively coordinated in accordance with national goals. The purpose of the HIV and AIDS Plan National Strategic Plan is to support harmonization of efforts by multi-sectoral stakeholders in addressing key areas that are necessary for collaborating as we combat the HIV and AIDS epidemic across Trinidad and Tobago.
THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (Vision 2030)
establishes a broad, long-term socio-economic development framework for Trinidad and Tobago, towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) including HIV epidemic control, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Vision 2030 defines the priorities and overarching thrust of government policy in support of sustainable economic growth, improved social conditions and quality of life. This strategy explicitly aims for a national dialogue on cultural and behavioural shifts that are required to achieve development goals. A key underpinning principle is the adoption of an integrated whole of-government approach to pursuing cross-cutting national development objectives. The National HIV and AIDS Policy will align with and contribute to the achievement of the development goals articulated in the following Thematic Areas of the Vision 2030:
- Theme I - Putting People First: Nurturing Our Greatest Asset,
- Theme II - Promoting Good Governance and Service Excellence.
Of particular relevance is Theme 1 which is grounded in respect and dignity for all, particularly the most vulnerable, and the creation of a society in which the basic needs of all people are met and without poverty, discrimination, economic and social marginalization, disease and poor health and substandard living conditions. It underpins the Human Rights approach of this policy. Goal 1 also stipulates that in the short-term citizens would be empowered to lead healthy lifestyles. Thematic Area II aims to ensure excellent governance and service which are critical elements in ensuring a high standard of living and a good quality of life for all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.