By Trevor Stratton, North American NGO Delegate
By Aditia Taslim, Asia and the Pacific NGO Delegate
Executive Director of Rumah Cemara, Indonesia
Recently, a draft of revisions to the Book of Penal Code, known as KUHP was submitted to the Parliament of Indonesia. The revision of KUHP is seen by many civil society organisations and alliances as an insult to the democratic process in Indonesia. If approved, the revision will enforce further criminalisation of women, children, indigenous peoples and other marginalised groups, including people living with HIV (PLHIV) and people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
By Marsha A. Martin, North American Delegate
World AIDS Day 2017 marks completion of the first 50 days, the midway point of the first 100 days of implementation of the HIV Prevention 2020 Road Map. The Prevention Road Map, completed following extensive consultations with more than 40 countries, organizations and civil society partners, provides “the basis for a country-led movement to scale-up HIV prevention programmes as a part of a comprehensive response to meet the global and national targets, and commitments to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.” (UNAIDS, 2017) The time is now to stop and assess progress to date.
By Alessandra Nilo, PCB NGO LAC Delegate
Human ingenuity has proven throughout history that it can do more with less when absolutely necessary, inventing new ways of doing things, creating new tools and methods. Sometimes, it is a matter of survival. Among many innovative and ever- developing disciplines, process development, planning with creativity, and following through, stand out in establishing consistency that usually drives success.
Joint Working, Joint Review, Joint Challenges
Marsha Martin, North American delegate
Under the banner title “Refining and Reinforcing the UNAIDS Joint Programme Model”, the Global Review Panel convened a special multi-stakeholder consultation on the refinement of the UNAIDS Joint Programme operating model on Friday 28 April, 2017. More than 120 representatives from member states, Cosponsoring Organizations, the UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation and Civil Society Organizations attended in the day-long meeting. The review panel’s recommendations were organized around three broad pillars: Financing and Accountability; Joint Working; and Governance.
#TheUNAIDSWeNeed – Must Leave No One Behind
Ferenc Bagyinszky, European delegate
On April 28, 2017 UNAIDS held a multi-stakeholder consultation on the findings and the recommendations made by the Global Review Panel that looked into the future operating model of the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
Financing and Accountability – Updates and an intervention by the NGO Delegation
Lumumba Musah, African delegate
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), a multilateral partnership of 12 UN entities that multiplies the impact of leadership, investment and results, unites everyone of us, including UN Member States, Communities and other partners to achieve a concerted effort in the response to the AIDS epidemic.