The 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the 2006 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS
Requests UNAIDS to propose ways forward and options to address the documented decreases in funding especially affecting developing countries and to support Member States’ and civil society’s capability to meet the goals laid out in the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS and the HIV-related Millennium Development Goals by 2015;
Requests UNAIDS, in coordination with Member States, to improve civil society capacity to advocate for efficient, culturally-sensitive and effective responses to HIV and AIDS in alignment with the 2011 Political Declaration and to build knowledge focused on HIV funding mobilization, and mobilising to address barriers to the AIDS response, especially in the field of prevention, treatment, care and support in particular those addressed in paragraph 71 of the 2011 Political Declaration;
The PCB urged the Cosponsors and the Secretariat to assist countries in strengthening their capacities to achieve the goals of the Declaration of Commitment and to monitor and evaluate progress, through enhanced support from Theme Groups and UN country teams.
The PCB reviewed the process followed in developing the indicators to monitor progress in the implementation of the Declaration and endorsed a set of indicators developed, as well as reporting requirements on the understanding that the indicators will be further refined to effectively serve their purpose and be as consistent as possible with other reporting requirements such as the Millennium Development Goals.
The PCB encouraged regional meetings, bodies and organizations, including regional development banks to undertake advocacy and operational activities for the achievement of the goals of the Declaration of Commitment, building on existing capacities, mechanisms and processes and considering new ways of working. In this regard, the PCB noted the proposal to hold a special session on HIV/AIDS in the Organization of American States.
The PCB recognized the role of UNAIDS in promoting and facilitating partnerships with civil society in the context of its important contributions in prevention, care, support, treatment and advocacy, as well as in monitoring and evaluation.
The PCB reiterated the importance that all governments actively engage to meet the goals and targets contained in the Declaration. It urged governments to submit their contributions to the annual report of the United Nations Secretary-General to the United Nations General Assembly in a timely fashion.
The PCB noted with appreciation the follow-up actions undertaken by the UNAIDS Secretariat and the Cosponsors in implementing the UNGASS Declaration of Commitment consistent with the framework of the Millennium Development Goals, and recommended that the Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations monitor progress on a regular basis.