NGO Delegate Bryan Teixeira, Europe
Unified Budget, Results, and Accountability Framework – performance reporting
We would, in particular, like to emphasize the exemplary work done by UNODC who have, in their HIV response work, set up civil society councils, convened at UNODC’s expense, to advise them in their work. May we recommend that this be adopted as a model for other areas of work, and for other co-sponsors to consider replicating this model of engagement with civil society.
We look forward with anticipation to the next phases of this work, working with the Civil Society Engagement Working Group toward the development and implementation of indicators for civil society engagement and financial reporting. Technical support for the indicator development has been offered by the Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group’s (the MERG’s) Indicator Working Group.
We note with appreciation the report on UNAIDS’ engagement with the Global Fund and PEPFAR. We welcome that Michel has pro-actively issued an Executive Directive on the Role of Country Directors in the New Funding Model which provides an initial accountability framework. However, we seek further information on the status of the UNAIDS partnership with the Global Fund. Early seeing of the actual partnership agreement would enable the NGO Delegation and CS in general to have a better sense of where and how we can meaningfully engage with the partnership and its implementation, including supporting inclusive country processes and community strengthening.
Finally, recognizing the critical importance of civil society’s tireless work to respond to HIV and considering that “we are in a turning point moment in the HIV history”, when financial and human resources have been drawn away from civil society, we want to state that it is now a moment to pause and review the status within UNAIDS of the previous civil society decision points adopted by this board.
Proposed Decision Point
“report to the 35th PCB on concrete actions taken to address and implement the previous DPs approved by the PCB that relate to Civil Society.”