Reaching Out is an article written by Juliana Cesar, an Observer to the 26th PCB Meeting from GESTOS in Brazil. Her article outlines her experiences of the 3 day meeting highlighting events she found to be key. Read the short article here…
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The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board NGO Delegation are pleased to announce the launch of the first video charting the work of the NGO community on the governing body of the United Nations’ AIDS programme.
The video includes some brief video highlights of this year’s NGO Report, which captured the voices of of over 1500 members of civil society talking about the impact of stigma and discrimination on the HIV response. The report can be viewed here.
What happened at the 26th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 22-24, 2010?
The 26th PCB NGO Delegation Meeting Report is now available in English and will be available in the other website languages. Read the short report here.
The 26th PCB Meeting thematic session was on “linking Sexual and Reproductive Health Services to HIV Interventions in Practice” and took place for a full day on the 22nd of June, 2010. The day opened with a panel of speakers including Lydia Mungherera, Africa NGO Delegate; Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS Executive Director; Ricky Swuanpyae(Speech)(Presentation) Ambassador Venetia Sebudandi, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the UN Office and other International Organisations in Geneva (Speech); and Luisa Cabal, Center for Reproductive Rights (Presentation). Shortly after, the board members were invited to participate in two of the four breakout sessions (final rapporteur presentations listed below). The day closed with an interactive discussion facilitated by Kevin Osbourne, IPPF with the four rapporteurs of the breakout sessions as panellists. The presentations of each of the breakout sessions were compiled into one presentation, available here.
The Report of the Executive Director was presented orally to the 26th UNAIDS Board Meeting on June 23, 2010. The video clips and text below make up the civil society interventions given during this agenda item. Speakers in order: Rathi Ramanathan, Asia/Pacific NGO Delegate; Matthew Southwell, Europe NGO Delegate (video of intervention); Kieran Daly, Civil Society Observer, ICASO (video of intervention).
The NGO Delegation gave 2 minute presentations per region on hot issues in their region. See below for the video clips of each of the regional presentations.
Matthew Southwell, Europe NGO Delegate
Vince Crisostomo, Asia Pacific NGO Delegate
Felicita Hikuam, Africa NGO Delegate
Ian Mcknight, Latin America and the Caribbean Delegate
Evan Collins, North America NGO Delegate
The agenda item “Ensuring non-discrimination in responses to HIV” included the presentation of the NGO Report, the UNAIDS presentation of their report on non-discrimination and two panelists who responded to these presentations, one from civil society and the other a government representative. Below you will find the reports and presentations from this agenda item, as well as the video of the intervention made by one of the civil society observers.
The agenda item on reducing HIV transmission among men who have sex with men and transgender people was accompanied with a report by UNDP and UNAIDS. The report was presented to the board by Dr Mandeep Dhaliwal, UNDP. See below for the report, presentation and to see the interventions made by civil society.
The 26th PCB was presented with an update on the implementation of the UNAIDS Action Framework on Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV (Action Framework) through a written report and a presentation at the meeting given by Bernhard Schwartlander from the UNAIDS Secretariat. See below for the Action Framework, the update report provided to the board, the presentation presented at the board and the civil society interventions made at the meeting.
All of the follow up to the meeting can be found by following the tag 26th PCB Meeting Outcomes as they become available including the NGO Delegation short report, videos of civil society interventions including those of the NGO Delegation and other relevant material.
The 26th PCB Meeting took place in Geneva on 22-24 June, 2010. The NGO Delegation and the Communications Facility thanks all of the civil society observers who were able to make it to the meeting and those that may not have been able to make it but still were engaged in the process.
By Fungai Machirori, Civil Socity Observer to the 26th PCB Meeting
As a gender and HIV activist, getting the opportunity to attend the 26th UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) meeting In Geneva, Switzerland, as a female youth observer was very important for me.
Coming from Zimbabwe where HIV infection leans more towards women than men, I am always aware of the need for women and girl’s empowerment against oppressive gender norms if my nation is to ever overcome the epidemic which still stands towering above us at over 14% prevalence.
Written by Fungai Rufaro Machirori, Civil Society Observer to the 26th PCB Meeting
For many people, learning about the birds and bees happens through very interesting ways. And sadly, it is rare for people, especially people who come from conservative cultures, to learn about sex and sexuality from their parents and elders who are usually able to give them a fuller and more accurate understanding of the topic than magazines, TV or equally clueless peers.
The 26th PCB Meeting took place on 22-24 June, 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting concluded with several key decisions particularly from the agenda items on the outcomes of the thematic session, ensuring non-discrimination in responses to HIV, the Second Independent Evaluation follow up in relation to governance, the mission statement, reducing HIV transmission among men who have sex with men and transgender people and gender sensitivity of the AIDS response. The NGO Delegation Communiqué, a short report of the meeting highlighting key outcomes will be available shortly.
The 26th Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) Meeting, taking place between June 22-24, 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland includes agenda items on the NGO Delegation annual report, Ensuring non-discrimination in responses to HIV, Reducing HIV transmission among men who have sex with men and transgender people, Gender-sensitivity of AIDS responses and several others. Each of the agenda items refer to a board document or oral report back given at the PCB Meeting. The current documents made available by UNAIDS are below. You can continue to check this space for additional PCB documentation.
If you’re interested in following the upcoming PCB Meeting but are unable to come to Geneva, please see below for information on a new initiative by IMAXI aimed at providing access to UNAIDS for ALL. Click here to request registration details to follow the live feed. You can also visit the IMAXI website for further details.