You can now register for the 30th Programme Coordinating Board meeting to be held at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland from 5-7 June 2012.
Visit the UNAIDS registration page at http://pcbregistration.unaids.org. The deadline to submit is 21 May 2012. Please ensure that you read the information for participants document (EN | FR) before registering.
Members of civil society can attend the meeting by registering as Observers. This is a great opportunity to experience policy making and to have your voice heard. As an Observer, you may have the chance – at the chair’s discretion and after board members have spoken – to give interventions on the floor during the meeting. If you attend, you will be invited to daily civil society debriefs with the Delegation where you will have a chance to ask questions about the issues discussed each day and give feedback on Delegates’ interventions.
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. Observers to the PCB meeting are required to make their own travel arrangements and to cover all of their own expenses, including air fare and their stay in Geneva. Registration does not automatically grant access; all Observers must be approved by the UNAIDS Executive Director and chair of the Board.
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.
The draft agenda (EN | FR) for the three day meeting includes a presentation of the NGO Delegation’s annual report, follow-up to the 29th thematic, a presentation of the Strategic Investment Framework, a report on “AIDS, Security and Humanitarian Response“, and UNAIDS technical support, as well as a full day of speakers and debates on “Combination prevention: Addressing the urgent need to reinvigorate HIV prevention responses globally by scaling up and achieving synergies to halt and begin to reverse the spread of the AIDS epidemics”.
Updates and further information will be posted in the coming weeks.