The UNAIDS PCB Bureau met on 24 March 2010 to discuss the upcoming 26th PCB Meeting including the thematic session “Linking SRH Services to HIV Interventions in Practice”, an update from the PCB Task Force on Second Independent Evaluation (SIE) follow-up related to all aspects of governance and to discuss ideas for the thematic sessions in 2011.
The 26th PCB Meeting will be taking place on June 22-24 in Geneva at the International Labour Organization (ILO) Building. As the Bureau had discussed each of the agenda items of the 26th PCB Meeting in their previous Bureau Meeting, they focused on the sub-items to the agenda item “Follow-up to the SIE” which includes an update on the implementation of the SIE recommendations, a report from the PCB Task Force and a discussion with possible decisions on the Mission Statement of UNAIDS. The Bureau asked that Michél Sidibe, Executive Director of UNAIDS, address UA post 2010 in his report to the board at the 26th PCB Meeting, and asked for a substantive agenda item on UA at the 27th PCB Meeting in December 2010.
The Bureau received an update from the UNAIDS Secretariat on the progress of the Core Working Group (WG) which is tasked to participate in the preparations of the thematic session of the 26th PCB Meeting. The Core WG now consists of Member States, Cosponsors, PCB NGOs, the Global Fund, IPPF and the UNAIDS Secretariat. Read more about the thematic session on “Linking SRH Services to HIV Interventions in Practice” and the Core WG.
The Bureau was also given an update from the Chair of the PCB Task Force on SIE follow-up, Monique Middlehoff, who is also the chair of the Bureau. The PCB Task Force met face to face in Geneva on 22-23 March to continue discussions around the SIE recommendations and the Task Force’s report to the PCB at the 26th Meeting. The Task Force is expected to be proposing decision points to the board around the linkages between governance and other SIE recommendation areas. The minutes of the Task Force Meeting will be posted to the NGO Delegation’s website as soon as they are made available.
Six proposals for possible 2011 thematic session concepts were submitted to the Bureau and will be presented to the PCB for the final decision at the 26th PCB Meeting. The proposals include suggestions around HIV and the Law, and Universal Access.
The meeting closed with the PCB NGOs updating the group on the online survey (over 1000 respondents) which will inform the 2010 NGO Report to the UNAIDS Board at the 26th PCB Meeting. The next Bureau Meeting, originally set to take place on the 21st of April will now be held on the 26th of April.