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.
31 July 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The NGO Delegation stands up for human rights at the 30th PCB meeting
On 27 June, the PCB Bureau (consisting of Poland, India, USA, the World Bank and the NGO Delegation) met to discuss plans for future UNAIDS board meetings.
Reviewing the 30th PCB in June, the Bureau noted some positive and negative outcomes of the meeting:
25 May 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
On 30 April 2012, the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) Bureau (which includes Poland, India, USA, the NGO Delegation and World Bank), met to finalize the upcoming 30th PCB and future agenda items.
The application of UN Women (EN | FR) to join the other 10 UN agencies as a Cosponsor of the PCB was strongly supported and will be finalized at the 30th PCB. It is expected that UN Women will lead on items such as the gender sensitivity of AIDS responses in the December PCB.
16 April 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Members of the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) met on 22nd March to discuss upcoming and potential agenda items for the upcoming PCB meeting. Read the full record or highlights below.
H.E. Dr. Tom Mboya Okeyo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Kenya in Geneva presented to the Bureau the Action Plan for the consultative process around strategic approaches to investment in the AIDS response, an update of which will be presented to the Board in June. Concerns were raised around the policy-making process, including the consequences of the imposition of a framework and “the lack of a fully consultative process in the development of the framework and full country ownership”.
9 March 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) Bureau’s February meeting focused on discussing the possible agenda for the 30th PCB meeting in June.
Draft agenda items for the upcoming PCB are:
- Keynote address on “Leadership in the AIDS response”
- An update from the Secretariat on the consultative process related to UNAIDS Technical Support
- Financial Reporting (including addressing currency fluctuations)
- An update on the implementation of the Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive
17 February 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Nadia Rafif, NGO Delegate for Africa, and Rathi Ramanathan, NGO Delegation for Asia-Pacific, in Kibera – the largest informal settlement in Eastern Africa – meeting representatives of networks of people living with HIV, children heading households and HIV discordant couples.
In November 2011, UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) members participated in the annual Board field trip – this time to Kenya. These field trips provide an opportunity to meet with government and community representatives and visit local HIV projects. NGO Delegates Nadia Rafif and Rathi Ramanathan attended on behalf of the Delegation.
3 August 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board’s Bureau met in Geneva on 21 July 2011. NGO Delegate Nadia Rafif attended. This meeting covered the upcoming agenda of the 29th PCB.
The Bureau agreed the draft agenda for the 29th PCB meeting with the following items:
- Opening (to include reports of the UNAIDS Executive Director and the NGO representative);
- Follow-up to the 2011 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS;
9 May 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board’s Bureau met in Geneva on 20 April 2011. NGO Delegate Nadia Rafif attended. This meeting covered the upcoming agenda of the 28th PCB and thematic sessions at future board meetings.
Discussion around the UBRAF focused on key points raised at the last multistakeholder consultation: the role of civil society to be better reflected, including resourcing of civil society and a process for developing commons standards for working with civil society; accountability of Cosponsors to be explained more clearly, in particular in relation to non-core resources; detailed workplans for the Cosponsors and Secretariat at global, regional and country level to be developed following the PCB in June; and more.
4 April 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The latest UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board Bureau meeting took place on 14 March 2011 via teleconference. Present from the NGO Delegation were Africa Delegates Felicita Hikuam and Nadia Rafif.
The Bureau presented its 2011 Workplan, discussed the 28th PCB agenda, provided an update on the UBRAF and reported on the evaluation process for future PCB meeting thematic segments.
Full notes from the meeting can be read here.
18 March 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) Bureau met on 9 February 2011 in Geneva to follow-up on the 27th PCB meeting and to discuss the 28th PCB and the 2012-2015 Unified Budget and Accountability Framework (UBAF). Felicita Hikuam (Africa) attended as the NGO Delegation representative.
You can view the complete meeting notes here.
Members agreed to include the following topics in the 28th PCB to be held 21-23 June 2011 in Geneva:
28 April 2010 by N. Siniora[PDF][print]
The UNAIDS PCB Bureau met on 24 March 2010 to discuss the upcoming 26th PCB Meeting including the thematic session “Linking SRH Services to HIV Interventions in Practice”, an update from the PCB Task Force on Second Independent Evaluation (SIE) follow-up related to all aspects of governance and to discuss ideas for the thematic sessions in 2011.
The 26th PCB Meeting will be taking place on June 22-24 in Geneva at the International Labour Organization (ILO) Building. As the Bureau had discussed each of the agenda items of the 26th PCB Meeting in their previous Bureau Meeting, they focused on the sub-items to the agenda item “Follow-up to the SIE” which includes an update on the implementation of the SIE recommendations, a report from the PCB Task Force and a discussion with possible decisions on the Mission Statement of UNAIDS. The Bureau asked that Michél Sidibe, Executive Director of UNAIDS, address UA post 2010 in his report to the board at the 26th PCB Meeting, and asked for a substantive agenda item on UA at the 27th PCB Meeting in December 2010.
11 March 2010 by N. Siniora[PDF][print]
The Bureau met on the 26th of February to discuss the agenda of the 26th PCB Meeting and to receive updates from members on the thematic session and the Governance Task Force. The agenda of the meeting is expected to include the report of the Executive Director, the NGO Report, ensuring non-discrimination in responses to HIV, follow up on the Second Independent Evaluation, reducing HIV transmission among MSM and transgender people and the gender-sensitivity of AIDS responses.
12 February 2010 by N. Siniora[PDF][print]
The UNAIDS Bureau met on January 27th to discuss the establishment of the PCB Task Force on Governance, the 26th thematic session on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and the agenda for the 26th PCB Meeting.
The Bureau was tasked with the establishment of the PCB Task Force at the 25th PCB Meeting (Decision 4.25). The Task Force will analyze the UNAIDS evaluation findings, recommendations, management response and discussions in the UNAIDS Board. They will also support UNAIDS in the development of a prioritized plan for follow up to the UNAIDS Second Independent Evaluation (SIE).