Thank you, Chair.
We have all invested our time and resources that have translated into the UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy, which the board passed on Monday. This Strategy is strongly immersed on the fast-track approach, for us as women, men, transgender, children and youth, and we all trust it can lead us to the promised land, “a land with no AIDS BY 2030”.
Power of partnership for Implementation, innovation and equity: collective solutions for a sustainability AIDS response.
Thank you, Chair. It is true that this panel is important to make sure that we are implementing solutions collectively in the spirit of partnership.
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
And thank you Dasha for, again, calling our attention to the issues and the situation of Europe, especially the Eastern European and Central Asian region.
We would like to thank Dr. Mayaki for his strong words in support of civil society and community-based approaches for addressing HIV. The NGO delegation shares the emphasis on the need to increase multisectorality. HIV teaches us how much we all need one another, across differences in economies, geographies, and ideologies.
What is the role of civil society in a Fast-Track AIDS response?
- I will speak form the perspective of EECA, but I believe that a lot I’ll share will relate other MIC from MENA, LAC and AP.
Innovation, Governance and Sustainability
Mr. Chairman, representatives of governments, UN Agencies and civil society colleagues, good morning. I thank UNAIDS invitation to speak in this session. I’d like to share some reflections built upon THE PARTICIPATION OF MY ORGANIZATION – GESTOS – IN THE posT-2015 negotiations, AND the third Conference on Financing for Development.
Thematic segment on HIV in emergency contexts
Session on Enabling Environments for Key Populations
Delivered by Asia-Pacific NGO Delegate Jeffry Acaba
The NGO Delegation truly appreciates the UNAIDS Secretariat for allotting a session on how emergencies impact the situation of key populations. For someone who lives in a country where storms and typhoons make regular visits every month, I can very much relate to how important it is for the HIV response to remain a priority in emergency contexts.
Third intervention during the thematic segment of the 36th PCB meeting on HIV in emergency contexts
Delivered by Charles King, North America NGO Delegate
Late Tuesday afternoon, one of Housing Works’ staff, a member of the Haitian diaspora, called me on my cell phone. There has been an earthquake in Haiti, she said. For two years, Housing Works had been providing technical assistance to 17 small Haitian grassroots AIDS organizations. I sent several text messages to friends in the country to ask if they were ok. Only one, Edner Boucicault, responded. “We are dying,” he wrote. “Please help.” “What do you need,” I responded. “Everything,” was the reply.