APN+ has been appointed as host organization for the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board NGO Delegation’s Communications and Consultation Facility (CF).
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The UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation is pleased to welcome its two new NGO Delegates for the Asia-Pacific and Europe regions who will be replacing the representatives for the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition and the European AIDS Treatment Group.
John Rock has lived with HIV for over thirty years. He knows that he is only alive today because of the availability of good quality treatment. That is why since 2001 he has volunteered his time to fight for treatment access for all PLHIV in all countries. He served as Australian Board member of APN+ and as an advisor. Since 2008, he has been involved in the implementation of an AusAID-funded capacity building program in nine Asia Pacific countries on behalf of APN+. John is an active Global Board Member of ITPC which he sees as critically important in attaining the goal of quality HIV treatment for all.
Bryan Teixeira has been involved with the HIV NGO field since 1983 and is currently a consultant and active member of EATG. He founded the first HIV support groups in Vancouver and became Chair of the Board of AIDS Vancouver Island, one of the first HIV organizations in the world to be involved with needle exchange work for people living with HIV. He moved to the UK to become the CEO of Naz Project London, the largest and longest established HIV NGO in the UK working predominantly with migrants, where he has run successful HIV prevention projects.
Calls on the Programme Coordinating Board NGO Delegation to respond to the changing global environment and likely post-MDG agenda by developing more systematic and strategic relationships with civil society leaders and delegations of other key HIV mechanisms, especially the Global Fund; and wider health and development initiatives; to strengthen its accountability and outreach to wider civil society in countries and regions; and to explore cost effective approaches to build capacity and ensure the institutional memory within the NGO Delegation;
Requests UNAIDS Secretariat and Cosponsors to strengthen their collaboration at country, regional and headquarters levels with the NGO Delegation to continue the support to the NGO Delegation through the most cost effective approaches including induction training of new delegates and the Communications Facility; and to champion, in collaboration with Member States, the involvement of civil society in the Post-2015 agenda;
Encourages Member States as appropriate to involve the representative/s of civil society in their national delegations to the Programme Coordinating Board, and to facilitate the involvement in particular of local civil society in the consultations that would be held before and after the meetings of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board;
By Mabel Bianco, MD, MPH, Epidemiologist. President of Fundación para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer (FEIM) and representative of Latin America and the Caribbean on the UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation, discusses violence against women and its link to HIV and shares some initiatives her organization is promoting in Argentina to highlight and combat this issue.