Thank you, Chair.
The NGO Delegation is concerned by the discussion in the board room and also in the side-meetings.
We see plans of shifting the same amount of budget from one line to another, from one actor to another, and these plans are not going to solve the funding crisis. There are still elephants in the room and they’re getting bigger minute by minute.
Thematic Segment: Investing in Advocacy
Delivered by Trevor Stratton, NGO Delegation, North America
Today at 2.30 pm here in Geneva a vote was scheduled at the UN Human Rights Council on the resolution entitled “Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI)”. This resolution proposes the establishment of an Independent Expert on SOGI.
Thematic Segment: Panel on Communities Service Delivery
To be delivered by Simran Shaikh, NGO Delegation Asia Pacific
Thank You Chair.
We are hearing it loud in this session that communities must be involved in policy formulation, program design and service delivery. We are talking and making sure that we, key populations, are counted – this is about how wide our spaces are for us to participate.
Intervention of Thematic Segment: The Role of Communities in Ending AIDS Panel 1
To be delivered by Angeline Chiwetani, NGO Africa
The community cadres who are also better known as community based volunteers, behaviour change facilitators, nurse aids, community care givers, home based care givers, the list is endless…are the foot soldiers that have work hard in promoting demand generation to services. They offer their services for a very minimal fee that is next to nothing, and it’s because they know how it feels to be in a situation where other people view you from a different perspective. Passion drives them, they volunteer through organisations that are also volunteering services but operating on a shoe-string budget or none (toothpaste tube has since dried up ages ago).
Thematic Segment: Shaping the debate
Delivered by Alexandra Volgina, European Delegate
The NGO Delegation welcomes this Thematic segment. It is timely to have this discussion as many countries are in a funding transition period and many are facing a hard economic crisis. We must examine our best practices.
Agenda 6: Statement by the representative of the UNAIDS Staff Association
To be delivered by Jeffry Acaba, NGO Delegation Asia-Pacific
Thank you, Chair.
The statement from the UNAIDS Staff Association provides us with a human face on how the people who work under UNAIDS strive to meet the very high demands of the Fast Track Strategy, and for that we would like to express our appreciation.
Agenda 5: Update on strategic human resources management issues
Delivered by Musah Lumumba, NGO Delegation, Africa
The NGO Delegation acknowledges the Update on Strategic Human Resources Management Issues.
Agenda 5. Update on strategic human resources management issues
To be delivered by Trevor Stratton, NGO Delegation North America
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
The NGO Delegation welcomes the Update on Strategic Human Resources Management Issues.