6.0 Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework 2012-2015
Intervention from the NGO Delegate for Africa (pdf)
Thank you Madame Chair. We concur with the statements of various member states on human rights and align ourselves with the sentiments that this is not the forum to make amendments to the UBRAF.
As civil society representatives on this board, we represent a diverse constituency that includes communities that are highly marginalized and discriminated against. As discussed in this forum previously, stigma and discrimination undermine the HIV response by compounding vulnerabilities and undermining access to HIV-related service.
In our role, we advocate strongly for the protection and promotion of human rights for all people including those most directly affected by the HIV epidemic. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights are inalienable and universal. We should not limit the protection and enjoyment of rights as ALL the world’s citizens, including the most marginalized groups such as women, people living with HIV, and key populations at higher risk of HIV are entitled to the highest attainable standard of health including equitable access to HIV-related services. This UBRAF will support efforts to do that and we thus support the endorsement of the document.