Sunday, September 30, 2018 (For Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe)
Monday, October 8, 2018 (For North America)
The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB has six vacancies for a two year term (2019 – 2020).
The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) presents a report to the PCB every year. In December 2018, we will present a report on ‘people on the move’. Our focus is to document vulnerabilities to HIV and other co-infections of migrants or people on the move; identify barriers to access to services and information; and, propose recommendations for the PCB to address these barriers and challenges. Once the report is presented, it will be published on the UNAIDS and NGO Delegation websites and translated into all six official UN languages.
We are reaching out to various types of migrants and mobile populations or people on the move, in each region all over the world to better understand and document the current situation and response. We define migrants and mobile populations as “any person who is moving or has moved across an international border or within a State away from his/her habitual place of residence, regardless of (1) the person’s legal status; (2) whether the movement is voluntary or involuntary; (3) what the causes for the movement are; or (4) what the length of the stay is.”
The terms of reference (TOR) for the “Independent Expert Panel on prevention of and response to harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying and abuse of power at UNAIDS Secretariat” is already out. Please access the TOR here:
Here is the NGO Delegation’s update on the sexual harassment policies within UNAIDS.
At its 41st meeting, the UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board (PCB) agreed that the theme for its 42nd meeting will be: “Ending tuberculosis and AIDS – a joint response in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals”
The thematic day will take place on 28 June 2018.
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.