At the 39th PCB Meeting, the Delegation negotiated with Member States and co sponsors in getting the decision points from the NGO Report passed. In the end, the board agreed to a language on the decision points. The new decision points are:
The NGO delegation worked tirelessly with civil society partners, UNAIDS co-sponsors, and member states to ensure issues pertinent to the HIV response and particularly from the community perspective were raised and addressed.
What was a contentious and controversial issue even before the 35th PCB started, the report put forth by the NGO Delegation in December 2014 definitely rocked the house and generated much discussion from all angles and sides. After two days of intense discussions, the PCB has approved the following ‘compromise’ decision points related to the NGO Report, “When Rights Cause Wrongs: Addressing Intellectual Property (IP) Barriers to Ensure Access to Treatment for all People Living with HIV.”
You can find the complete report from the 34th meeting of the UNAIDS PCB (here) specifically including the report from the thematic segment (here), and decisions, outcomes and conclusions of the meeting (here).
34th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board
Geneva, Switzerland; 1-3 July 2014
Below is a summary of outcomes or decisions of the meeting. Agenda items not mentioned, were adopted by the board or unchanged. The entire document can be downloaded here. For the agenda of the meeting, click here. Read more on Final decisions, recommendations, and conclusions of the 34th PCB…