Due to time constraints and the discretion of the Chair, unfortunately several Civil Society Observers were unable to deliver their intervention during the meeting. The NGO Delegation’s Communication & Consultations Facility hereby facilitate and assist the Civil Society in getting other platform of advocacy via this website.
This statement is made on behalf of Stop AIDS Alliance, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance and the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD).
We acknowledge UNAIDS’ role thus far in positioning HIV within the Post-2015 framework negotiations.
As the new Post-2015 agenda becomes increasingly defined over the course of 2014, we call upon UNAIDS and member states to ensure strong political support to keep HIV at the forefront of the agenda, with concrete targets and indicators to protect and propel the gains we have made thus far.
Through this statement, we highlight three key areas where we call upon UNAIDS for its strong voice and leadership:
- To actively engage with the WHO and World Bank coordinated process on a Universal Health Coverage monitoring framework to ensure transparency and the meaningful engagement of civil society in identifying and developing the principles and indicators to be included in this this monitoring framework.
- To promote strongcommunity systems as critical in fulfilling the right to health and to sustainable responses to HIV, TB and malaria. Community systemsneed to be supported as a fundamental part of health systems and as a core element of the post-2015 agenda.
- To strengthen coordination with other UN agencies, to increase direct engagement with UN Member States, and to support civil society mobilization at the country level to enable increased civil society participation in the Post-2015 process, including community engagement and networks of key populations. And to ensure that UN processes include KP and CS perspectives.
Civil society has played a key role in the Post-2015 process through regional and global consultations and through our involvement in the UNGA in September 2013. The outcomes and key messages of which are presented in the PCB document supporting this session. Wewill continue to play a critical role in advocating for concrete targets and indicatorson HIV in the new Post-2015 Frameworkand look forward to working alongside member states, the UN, particularly the UNAIDS secretariat and its co-sponsors, and the Lancet Commission to ensure strong political and financial commitment to achieve an AIDS free generation.