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UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation Update: March 2011
Civil Society Hearing: Agenda, Speakers & Attendance
The agenda, list of speakers and information on participation during the Civil Society Hearing set for 8 April 2011 in New York are now ready. You can read the President of the General Assembly’s briefing for full details. The Civil Society Task Force has also published an update that includes an invitation to a civil society pre-meeting on 7 April.
Universal Access: Promises and Actions
In preparation for the UN General Assembly 2011 Comprehensive AIDS Review in June 2011, several regional meetings have taken place. Reports and statements are now published on our website for Latin America and the Caribbean (attended by Delegates Amira Herdoiza and Mabel Bianco), Eastern and Southern Africa (attended by Delegate Felicita Hikuam), Eastern Europe and Central Asia (attended by Delegate Matthew Southwell) and Asia and Pacific (attended by Delegate Abdullah Denovan).
Getting To Zero: Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework
On 10 March 2011, in Geneva, a multi-stakeholder consultation with UNAIDS, cosponsors and civil society was held on the development of the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF). The UBRAF will plan, manage, monitor and report on the activities of UNAIDS. During the workshops and sessions, NGO Delegates emphasized the importance of meaningful participation of civil society, programmatic action and impact at country level, inclusive language and transparent budgeting. Ebony Johnson (North America), Nadia Rafif (Africa), Rathi Ramanathan (Asia-Pacific) and Matthew Southwell (Europe) attended from the NGO Delegation. The full multi-stakeholder consultation report is available online.
Before the consultation, a draft outline of the UBRAF was disseminated by UNAIDS for feedback. The NGO Delegation responded, raising concerns on: geographic choices; poor or lack of analysis of certain key populations; the need to be explicit about civil society strengthening and the key role of civil society; women’s access to sexual and reproductive health services; and many others.
What Do Women’s Rights Mean To You? An Interview With NGO Delegate Rathi Ramanathan
NGO Delegate Rathi Ramanathan featured in a multimedia project created to celebrate the launch of TrustLaw Women. Rathi spoke on ‘body politics’ and sexual rights. Read the full interview here.