On 30 April 2012, the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) Bureau (which includes Poland, India, USA, the NGO Delegation and World Bank), met to finalize the upcoming 30th PCB and future agenda items.
The application of UN Women (EN | FR) to join the other 10 UN agencies as a Cosponsor of the PCB was strongly supported and will be finalized at the 30th PCB. It is expected that UN Women will lead on items such as the gender sensitivity of AIDS responses in the December PCB.
Key to their discussions was the development of the Review of PCB NGO Participation in the Board, due for the 31st PCB in December. After a review in 2007 of civil society participation at the Board, it was recommended that another review be carried out within 5 years. Currently, a concept note and terms of reference are being developed. The overall aim is to review NGO participation and contribution in the UNAIDS PCB and to make recommendations to enhance the participation of civil society and the requirements for enhanced participation of the NGO Delegation. More details will be provided as the process moves forward.
Read the complete bureau minutes here.