The NGO Delegation welcomes the core indicator on gender-based violence and looks forward to seeing increased progress in eliminating gender inequalities and gender based abuse.
We would like UNAIDS to ensure that baselines are available for every target in order to measure impact and for us to track our own progress.
We note under the target of closing the resource gap: intensify mobilization of resources for the AIDS response (p. 24) that we have no figures indicating that the gap is closing. We recognize in our own report the dependence on multilateral institutions and international funding, and the tools being made available in order to more efficiently response to HIV. However, we hope that the next reporting cycle will show in numbers how UNAIDS has helped to close the funding gap as acknowledged in the 2011 Political Declaration.
It is also interesting to see regional and country results, and we look forward to results matrix reporting in the future UBRAF which will show spending and impact at country level beyond reporting on activities.
At a global level, we note the synergies and coordination between UNAIDS and various Cosponsors in delivering on the targets, however, we would like to see, reflected in the performance report a significantly, better coordination and synergies at regional and more importantly, national level, in the work of UNAIDS, Cosponsors and other thematic groups, such as Interagency Task Teams.
We were disappointed not to see any donor or secretariat reporting on funding, allocated to directly support civil society, and very much look forward to seeing that in next year’s UBRAF reporting, as encouraged by this board.
The PCB NGO Delegation would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that it is a fundamental principle of UNAIDS to include people living with HIV and key affected populations in the policies that affect us. We would like to ensure that participation in all areas of UNAIDS work, including performance monitoring. We are committed to continuing to engage in the process on refining current UBRAF indicators and development of new indicators to include, particularly, those related to civil society.