The PCB endorsed the recommendations of the PCB Working Group on Resource Mobilization (Document UNAIDS/PCB(4)/97.9), emphasizing the need to give priority to non-earmarked contributions to the core budget, while taking note of the limitations within some donor agencies with regard to the earmarking of contributions and the subsequent need for some flexibility.
The PCB recognized the potential value in conducting its future meetings in a different manner to permit more in-depth exchange of ideas and requested the Secretariat, in conjunction with the chairperson and vice-chairperson, and in consultation with PCB members, to look at ways of implementing this for the next meeting.
The PCB endorsed the proposals included within the report on Mode of Operations of the PCB (Document UNAIDS/PCB(4)/97.8). The PCB also recommended that ad hoc and informal meetings be convened to complement the regular annual sessions of the PCB. One ad hoc thematic meeting and four informal information meetings have been proposed for 1997, although the number per year will remain flexible. The PCB requested the Secretariat to provide adequate notice of the meetings to facilitate participation and/or inputs by all members.
The PCB recommended that the UNAIDS’s governance structure strike a balance between formal and informal mechanisms. Where appropriate, country visits by PCB members should be encouraged to enable greater understanding of UN Theme Group operations.