You can now register for the 29th Programme Coordinating Board meeting to be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 13-15 December 2011.
Visit the UNAIDS registration page at http://pcbregistration.unaids.org. The deadline to submit is 18 November 2011.
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.
Please note: Do NOT register unless you can obtain your own source of funding to attend. UNAIDS and the NGO Delegation are unfortunately not able to fund civil society observers. 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.
The draft agenda (EN | FR) for the three day meeting includes a presentation of the NGO Delegation’s annual report, a follow up to the 2011 High-Level Meeting, a progress report on the Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive, discussions on the UBRAF funding matrix, Second Independent Evaluation, and UNAIDS technical support, as well as a full day of speakers and debates on “HIV and Enabling Legal Environments”.
Updates and further information will be posted in the coming weeks.