The 28th UNAIDS Board Meeting will take place in Geneva on 21-23 June 2011. The draft agenda for the three day meeting includes items on food and nutrition security and HIV, gender-sensitivity of AIDS responses, support mechanisms for African States, the 2010-2011 financial report and the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework 2012-2015.
Members of civil society can attend the meeting by registering as Observers. This is a great opportunity to experience policy making and to have your voice heard. As an Observer, you may have the chance – at the chair’s discretion and after board members have spoken – to give interventions on the floor during the meeting. If you attend, you will be invited to daily civil society debriefs with the Delegation where you will have a chance to ask questions about the issues discussed each day and give feedback on Delegates’ interventions.
Observers to the PCB meeting are required to make their own travel arrangements and to cover all of their expenses, including air fare and their stay in Geneva. Registration does not automatically grant access; all Observers must be approved by the UNAIDS Executive Director and chair of the Board. There is no funding available for Observers through the NGO Delegation or UNAIDS. The registration deadline is 31 May 2011.
You can apply to be an Observer via an online form at the UNAIDS website.
Updates and further information will be posted in the coming weeks.