On behalf of the NGO Delegation, thank you Madam Chair for the opportunity to speak on the AIDS, Security and Humanitarian response progress report
- The NGO Delegation welcomes this report as it is an extremely important topic. We cannot have an HIV response that does not actively address populations of humanitarian concerns.
9.7 Calls on UNAIDS to intensify programmatic efforts on the intersection between genderbased violence and HIV, including but not limited to situations of conflict, particularly acknowledging the unique contributions of women survivors and those affected by violence.
Requests UNAIDS to strengthen AIDS responses in humanitarian emergencies and security operations including through, inter alia, the development of a strategic framework for action between the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and UNAIDS; pursuing membership or formal association between the UNAIDS Secretariat and the global-level United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee and through strengthened leadership in the Task Force on AIDS and Security;
Calls on both national governments and international donors to ensure that AIDS is accounted for in humanitarian preparedness and response, including needs assessments and further calls on international donors to adapt development and humanitarian funding instruments to allow sufficient AIDS funding in humanitarian response and during the transition between emergency and recovery and reconstruction periods;
Recommends that UNAIDS address the impact of AIDS on key government cadres other than the military, including the judiciary, police and local government, and recognizes that programmes must target other institutions and groups, taking into account the demands and challenges of the particular epidemic;
Endorses the efforts of UNAIDS and its partners (such as the Department of Peacekeeping Operations), to continue addressing AIDS within national uniformed services and peacekeeping forces, including through the better integration of military with civilian national AIDS programmes and the promotion of comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support services;