This blog is one of the main ways that the NGO Delegates and the CF Team share information about the work of the Delegation and forthcoming PCB meetings. We encourage you to comment and/or ask questions. The posts are listed in order of most recent. Navigate this page by using the search function or the checklist system on the left to narrow down your search by PCB meeting, theme, or any other tag or key word.
11 October 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
NGO Delegate for Asia and the Pacific, Attapon Ed Ngoksin, shares his experiences and lessons learned from taking part in a consultation on HIV and young MSM and transgender women in his region.
‘Self-issues’ and their linkage with sexual risk-taking in the context of HIV is a topic not well known to public health practitioners and policy makers. To explore these issues, a 3-day consultation, organized in October 2012 in Bangkok by Youth Voices Count, brought together young men who have sex with men (MSM) activists and transgender women below the age of 30 from 14 countries in the Asia and the Pacific region..
24 April 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
MSM Around the World: Stand Up, Be Counted!
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) is thrilled to announce the official launch of the 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights Survey (GMHR)!
GMHR 2012 is the second global survey on the health and human rights of gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) conducted by the MSMGF. The first global survey – GMHR 2010 – yielded more than 5,000 responses from around the world, revealing vital information about the state of homophobia, human rights, and access to health services for MSM worldwide
15 February 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Two separate pre-conference events will be held ahead of AIDS 2012 in Washington this July: a two-day conference focused on people living with HIV and a day-long conference on men who have sex with men. Further details for both are below.
Registration is currently open for LIVING 2012, the 13th International Conference of people living with HIV. The event will be held on July 19 and 20, 2012, in Washington DC, USA. LIVING 2012 is an official pre-conference to the International AIDS Conference AIDS 2012.
27 January 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) has released a new report highlighting the top ten policy developments of 2011. Entitled, “Top 10 in 2011: Key Global Policy Developments Concerning MSM & HIV,” the document details the successes and failures of the past year in an effort to help chart a course forward.
Key highlights include epidemiological findings, steps towards universal access, guideline development, future financial concerns and the 2011 NGO Report’s findings.
19 December 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
George Ayala, NGO Delegate for North America, describes how laws can negatively impact the gay and men who have sex with men communities and offers recommendations in order to enable an environment that affords full health and human rights to all people.
Honorable Member States, members of the UNAIDS Secretariat, Civil Society Observers, and my fellow Delegates to the NGO Delegation of the PCB –
19 August 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The Global Fund Partnership Forum recently took place in Sao Paolo, Brazil, gathering more than 300 participants from around the world to give input for the development of the Global Fund’s 2012-2016 strategy. In preparation for the Partnership Forum, B-Change and the MSMGF conducted a small online survey to better understand MSM and transgender involvement and understanding regarding the Global Fund, including experiences and opinions of the Global Fund’s recently-introduced strategy on sexual orientation and gender identity. Results of the survey can be found in the following presentation:
11 July 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
MSMGF Secretariat collaborates with MSMGF members around the world to bring you reports on recent developments concerning the health and human rights of MSM
The MSMGF is very excited to announce the launch of the new MSMGF collaborative blog! The blog features reports written by MSMGF members like you around the world, sharing information on recent developments concerning the health and human rights of MSM.
In addition to reporting new information relevant to the work of MSMGF members, the blog will also raise awareness within our global community about who our members are and the work they do. Each report opens with a short biography of the author, including a link to his or her profile in the MSMGF Social Network, making it easy for you to get in touch with them for more information.
6 July 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The World Health Organization has published the first ever guidelines on the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. Developed in consultation with key stakeholders and civil society around the globe, the guidelines assess the effectiveness of available interventions and emphasize the importance of a human rights approach to healthcare for these populations.
2 March 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
An advocacy brief from the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF). View this in pdf.
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) calls on advocates around the world to make ‘men who have sex with men’ a strategic priority at the 2011 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS
Plans are underway for a High-Level Meeting (HLM) at the United Nations (UN) between 8 –10 June 2011, convening Heads of State, government representatives, the private sector and civil society to mark 30 years since the first case of AIDS was identified. Importantly, this HLM is an opportunity for UN Member States to renew and accelerate previous time-bound commitments that they have made to combating HIV. Two political consensus statements1 were signed in 2001 and 2006 by 192 governments to ensure a coordinated global effort toward two main goals:
18 February 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) has compiled a list of the top 10 policy-related developments of the past year that made a significant impact – positive and negative – on the global advocacy landscape and on the health and human rights of men who have sex with men (MSM).
The items on the list not only help us to understand where MSM is as a global movement, but they can also aid in determining effective next steps for achieving a higher level of health for MSM in a diversity of contexts.
Read the Top 10 online or in pdf format.
31 January 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
(see our official press release)
31 January 2011 – The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) NGO Delegation is saddened by the news of the murder of David Kato, a key activist in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender person (LGBT) community in Uganda. David was well known to the Delegation, our partners and constituencies and his tireless work was inspiring to us all.
22 December 2010 by admin[PDF][print]
The report of the Common Ground meeting is now available. This meeting was hosted by the NGO Delegation of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB), to bring together activists engaged in networks or constituencies of women, gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers (male, female and transgender), transgender people and people living with HIV from all regions of the world to establish a common ground for working together.
2 July 2010 by N. Siniora[PDF][print]
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.
Reducing HIV Transmission among men who have sex with men and transgender people
(Report) (Annex) (Presentation)
20 May 2010 by N. Siniora[PDF][print]
On May 17, 2010 the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) announced the launch of its new policy brief, Social Discrimination Against Men Who Have Sex With Men: Implications for HIV Policy and Programs.The policy brief coincided with the International Day Against Homophobia and reviews the established linkages between social discrimination against MSM and vulnerability to HIV.
You can download the brief in PDF format by clicking this link: