Civil society observers to the 25th PCB Meeting made statements to the board related to stigma and discrimination, South African policy changes and the Operational Plan for UNAIDS Action Framework: Addressing Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV. Read their statements below.
On November 29th, the PCB NGO Delegates distributed a sign on letter calling for the attention of the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) of UNAIDS to important points from civil society, in response to the Second Independent Evaluation (SIE). This letter was supported by 151 civil society organizations, even within the short deadline of just under one week.
Strongly endorses the process of the Global Task Force on Women and Girls, Gender Equality and HIV; welcomes the Operational plan; supports the continued leadership of the Executive Director; and, requests UNAIDS to begin the immediate implementation of the Operational Plan including through the UN joint country teams, in close collaboration with government and country partners, especially womens’ organizations and networks of people living with HIV, and report regularly on progress to the Programme Coordinating Board to enhance monitoring and evaluation of results, including through a comprehensive report to the 27th meeting of the Board