Each year, the NGO Delegation submits a report to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) to bring the perspectives of affected communities from the grassroots level to the board. Broad input collected by the NGO Delegates from civil society informs the NGO report.
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The PCB noted the recommendations proposed by the NGO representatives as follows:
- Regional recommendations:
- Latin America and the Caribbean: efforts should be focused on targeted prevention, attention and care for the most vulnerable populations, including access to antiretroviral drugs and on promotion of human rights and antidiscrimination legislation for persons living with HIV and AIDS;
The PCB took note of the request of the World Bank for NGOs to monitor the Multicountry AIDS Project (MAP), in particular the emergency HIV/AIDS fund which channels resources specifically to community and NGO-based activities, and to report back to the Bank.
The PCB took note of the report of the NGO representative and the concerns expressed therein, such as the impact of political instability and changes. It noted the NGO recommendation that the role of laws and treaties concerning illicit drugs, and their relationship to the spread of HIV, be examined by UNAIDS and discussed at the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS.
The PCB also took note of the NGO delegates’ support for the need, identified by the Executive Director in his report, to provide specific and targeted support to the different regions, each with different transmission dynamics of their own.