The global fund for HIV/AIDS and health
The PCB welcomed the creation of a global fund for AIDS and health and took note of the following broad principles expressed during the discussion:
The PCB agreed to the proposed extension of the original timeframe for the completion of the Evaluation. This will entail the presentation of a progress report on the Evaluation at the next regular session of the PCB. The final report will be submitted to the Chair of the PCB in October 2002, for discussion at the thematic PCB meeting to be held in late 2002.
The PCB encouraged member states of the UN to work closely with civil society in their respective countries in their preparations for the UNGASS, and reiterated its recommendation that governments consider the request of the NGO representative to include representatives of the NGO community and of persons living with HIV/AIDS on their delegations to the Special Session and to provide support for this participation.
The PCB recalled its previous recommendation that the Global Strategy Framework on HIV/AIDS be used to guide the preparatory process of the Special Session and calls on PCB members to actively advocate for its principles and leadership commitments. The PCB further called on the Secretariat to distribute widely the decisions and recommendations of the PCB, and encourage participation of non-PCB members as observers in its meetings to ensure better coordination between the PCB and the UNGASS process.