This blog is one of the ways the NGO Delegates share information about their work and the PCB Meetings. We encourage you to comment and/or ask questions.
By Devanand Milton, Latin America and the Caribbean NGO Delegate
With shrinking donor resources and the inability of traditional mechanisms to reach out to key populations using government established services, the civil society AIDS response is at risk of neglect.
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.
The Delegation’s Communique for the 40th PCB Meeting is already out. Please download the Communique here. The French, Russian and Spanish versions of the Communique are also available.
JULY 27 (AGENDA 1 – 3)
Agenda Item 1.3: Report of the Executive Director
Delivered by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Thank you Chair.
We would like to thank Michel Sidibe for your report and the various comments on it.