The PCB endorses the following criteria for the selection of countries for intensified cooperation, i.e. those countries where programme advisers will be assigned:
– the existing or potential severity of HIV/AIDS as a national problem;
– the adequacy of national resources to address the problem, including political commitment;
– the availability of external resources, financial and technical;
– the collective agreement of all parties concerned; and requests UNAIDS to present its criteria for the selection of countries where technical support teams will be based.