Call for submission of country best practices on programmes on the role of communities in ending AIDS by 2030
Thematic Segment on “The role of communities in ending AIDS by 2030” at the 38th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board,
30 June 2016
The 2016 round for the Red Ribbon Award is now open for nominations!
The 2016 Red Ribbon Award call for nominations: UNAIDS, the organising partners of the 21st International AIDS Conference and civil society partners are jointly announcing a global call for nominations for the 2016 Red Ribbon Award. The award, which will be presented in July 2016 at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS2016) in Durban, South Africa, will be given to ten community based organizations that have shown outstanding community leadership and action on AIDS.
The NGO Delegation is extending the deadline of application for the recruitment of an NGO Delegate from the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region to Jan 11, 2016!
What is the NGO Delegation?
The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB has one vacancy for the two-year term (2016-2017). The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) was the first UN program to have formal civil society representation on its governing body. It is guided by the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB), which is composed of 22 Member States, 11 Cosponsors, and an NGO Delegation of 10 civil society representatives, 2 per UN region.
37TH UNAIDS PCB MEETING NGO Delegation COMMUNIQUE
The focus of 37th UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) Meeting was on the ambitious language of the UNAIDS Updated Strategy (2016-2021), which was adopted after a contentious discussion among PCB members about sexual and reproductive health rights, and after months of consultations and negotiations. Throughout the strategy process, the NGO Delegation pressed for language to reflect current realities for communities, including language on gender equality, trade barriers, protective laws, youth leadership, and meaningful involvement of people living with HIV. At the PCB meeting, the NGO Delegation engaged in discussions and lobbying to ensure the inclusion of the language on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the Strategy, as a key component of the HIV response. In line with this, the NGO Report of the Delegation, which we requested to be postponed and tabled for the 38th PCB, is focused on SRHR of key populations, including those living with HIV, within the framework of the right to development.
Thank you, Chair.
We have all invested our time and resources that have translated into the UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy, which the board passed on Monday. This Strategy is strongly immersed on the fast-track approach, for us as women, men, transgender, children and youth, and we all trust it can lead us to the promised land, “a land with no AIDS BY 2030”.
Power of partnership for Implementation, innovation and equity: collective solutions for a sustainability AIDS response.
Thank you, Chair. It is true that this panel is important to make sure that we are implementing solutions collectively in the spirit of partnership.
“This 37th meeting of the PCB comes at a critical moment in our history—and for our future. It is timely that we are meeting so soon after the world adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and has collectively committed to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. When we proposed this deadline, people thought it was a dream. But thanks to your passion and leadership, the world has embraced it as an achievable goal.”