Established in 1994 by a resolution of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and launched in January 1996, UNAIDS is guided by a Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) with representatives from 22 governments from all geographic regions, UNAIDS Cosponsors, and representatives of non-governmental organizations, including associations of people living with HIV.
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) was nominated to serve on the PCB NGO Delegation from January 1 2011 to December 31 2012 representing non-governmental organizations in North America. The MSMGF is represented on the UNAIDS PCB by its Executive Director Dr. George Ayala who will serve as the North American NGO Delegate along with Ms. Ebony Johnson from the International Community of Women with HIV/AIDS (ICW).
The NGO Delegation to the Programme Coordinating Board hosts a great website with useful information for advocates and wider civil society (NGO Delegation Website). The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board also has an official website with important information (UNAIDS PCB Website). You can access the Terms of Reference for the NGO Delegation here.
The purpose of this page hosted by the MSMGF is to provide information and updates regarding PCB business for the benefit of MSM constituents both in North America and around the world. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about how the United Nations responds globally to the AIDS epidemic, to participate in active discussions and to engage with the MSMGF so that we as a global advocacy community can work together to keep UNAIDS accountable in their efforts to scale the HIV response on behalf of men who have sex with men and other key populations.
If you have any feedback, comments or questions regarding this page, please contact the MSMGF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 31st meeting of the PCB will take place from 11-13 December in Geneva. This December’s agenda will include:
· a keynote speech on ‘Leadership in the AIDS Response’;
· a follow-up to June’s thematic on combination prevention;
· a report on progress toward strategic investment at the country level;
· a mid-term review of implementation of the Agenda for Women and Girls;
· a report on the NGO/Civil Society participation in the PCB;
· a report on development concerning the Monitoring & Evaluation Reference Group (MERG);
· and a full-day of sessions on the issue of non-discrimination.
Check the UNAIDS NGO Delegation website for more information and to find up-to-date documents.
Registration for civil society observers should open soon. You can apply online here. The deadline to apply is 23 November 2012. Please note: Do NOT register unless you can obtain your own source of funding to attend. UNAIDS and the NGO Delegation are unfortunately not able to fund civil society observers. If you require a visa to attend the meeting in Geneva, you must request one from UNAIDS as soon as possible; UNAIDS does NOT automatically provide letters of invitation. Contact PCBregistration@unaids.org to obtain the necessary letter.New NGO Report to the UNAIDS PCB.
This year’s NGO Delegation annual report to the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) addresses the worsening impact of reductions in funding for HIV on civil society, including people living with HIV and key populations. It is based on a review of evidence and casestudies by constituents of the NGO Delegation. The report covers the realities of decreased bilateral and multi-lateral funding for and national investment in HIV and explores the impacts on civil society and its critical programmatic and advocacy contributions to responses to HIV. In its report, the NGO Delegation calls on UNAIDS to look at how decreased funding for HIV is impacting UNAIDS strategies’ and its ability to meet the goals of the 2011 Political Declaration. The report will be presented at the upcoming board meeting in Geneva on June 5-7, 2012.
To access the complete PCB meeting archive, click here.
Upcoming Events Calendar
United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS, New York, USA
8 - 10 June 2011
AFRICA Regional Dialogue: Global Commission on HIV and the Law
3 - 4 August 2011
Deadline for Submissions: 10th June 2011
Click a link below for submission instructions in
English (Word / PDF)
French (Word / PDF)
Portuguese (Word / PDF)
(click the submit button to see the form, (no need to fill out the form yet.)
Ms. Rathi Ramanathan, Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW), Thailand
Mr. Abdullah Denovan, Jaringan Orang Terinfeksi HIV Indonesia (JOTHI) / Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (APN+), Indonesia
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