The PCB encouraged the Secretariat, in consultation with the Cosponsors and other partners, to continue developing a methodology to calculate the overall cost of responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa and formulate a related resource mobilization strategy, and to establish a timetable for the implementation of the Partnership.
The PCB expressed its appreciation for the efforts made by the Cosponsors and the Secretariat to involve a broad range of actors and sectors in the on-going process of developing the Partnership.
The PCB requested:
- African governments to take a strong advocacy role on HIV/AIDS, organizing an effective multisectoral response in their countries, committing more of their own resources to respond to HIV/AIDS, and to invite other partners to support these efforts;
While recognizing that HIV/AIDS requires a significant increase in resources for sub- Saharan Africa, the PCB also noted the need for governments and the international community to continue to address the situation in other regions.
The PCB emphasized that the Partnership should help strengthen national capacities to save the lives of millions by halting the spread of HIV and sharply reducing its devastating impact on human suffering and social and economic development. The PCB further stressed that the Partnership should be based on respect for human rights, including the principle of non-discrimination.
The PCB endorsed the concept and principles of the International Partnership against HIV/AIDS in Africa and requested the Executive Director to ask the Secretary-General to bring the HIV/AIDS crisis and the urgent need for an intensified response to ECOSOC and the General Assembly.