The PCB welcomed the background paper and reaffirmed their strong interest in the thematic area of Migration and HIV/AIDS. It recommends:
18.1 That future work should emphasize the importance of protecting the rights of migrants (to work, to health, to other social services, non-discrimination and so forth) and their needs, in its response to the problem of HIV among migrant groups.
The PCB requested that the Secretariat report annually on progress made in the further development and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan as a part of the Executive Director’s Report to the PCB.
The PCB encouraged national governments to strengthen their monitoring and evaluation efforts and to intensify collaboration with the UNAIDS Cosponsors and Secretariat in reporting regularly on the status and response to the global epidemic.
The PCB encouraged the Cosponsors to strengthen the internal monitoring and evaluation of their HIV/AIDS related programmes. The PCB further requested the Secretariat to work closely with the Cosponsors to coordinate their internal, external and joint monitoring and evaluation efforts on HIV/AIDS, emphasizing a common framework, formats and indicators.
The PCB encouraged its Members to raise within the governing boards of the Cosponsors the need for further commitment to their individual and collective responsibilities in the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, emphasizing the clarification of roles and responsibilities required to improve accountability for programme performance and implementation.
The PCB noted with appreciation the decision of the CCO to complete UN System Integrated Workplans in all countries through the Theme Group Mechanism by the year 2000. The PCB requested that the CCO directly monitor progress in completing these workplans and to regularly report to the PCB on this key benchmark of interagency collaboration at country level.
The PCB requested an intensification of current efforts to develop the UN System Integrated Workplan and Budget for the 2000-2001 biennium at the global and regional levels in order to further define the responsibilities of the UNAIDS Cosponsors and Secretariat, including their monitoring and evaluation responsibilities.