The Programme Coordinating Board notes that the agenda item on AIDS and Security was withdrawn, and notes that the UNAIDS Executive Director committed to the inclusion of the item as soon as possible at a future Programme Coordinating Board meeting.
The Programme Coordinating Board reconfirms its decision from the 14th meeting that the 18th Programme Coordinating Board meeting will be held on 27-28 June 2006, in Geneva. The Bureau and the Secretariat may, bearing in mind the length of the agenda and the financial implications, extend the meeting by one day.
Taking note of the interim financial management information for the 2004- 2005 biennium and the financial update as at 31 March 2005, the Programme Coordinating Board:
endorses the Executive Director’s proposal for the utilization of the anticipated fund balance, and;
recognizes that the sustainable implementation of the “Three Ones” remains a challenge, especially as we move toward the 2006 UN General Assembly review of the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, and requests UNAIDS to facilitate further harmonization of global monitoring and evaluation systems, and their alignment to country systems.
The Programme Coordinating Board takes note of the progress on implementation of the “Three Ones”.
urges UNAIDS to continue to lead in building capacity and political support for the implementation at country level of the “Three Ones”, taking into account the recommendations in the Global Task Team report, through the development of tools and guidelines and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, to strengthen national authorities and the participation of country level stakeholders including civil society; and
welcomes the intention of the UNAIDS Executive Director to review the United Nations System Strategic Framework on HIV and AIDS 2006-2010, taking into account ongoing UN reform efforts (e.g. the Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review) and the ongoing implementation of the Global Task Team recommendations.