6.1 Endorses the Framework as the principal guide to global, regional and country-level planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of progress of the Joint Programme’s support to countries efforts to move towards the goal of universal access from 2007 to 2010 and requests the UNAIDS Secretariat to provide a mid-term review report on progress during the 21st Programme Coordinating Board meeting in 2008; and
This section lists decisions made at UNAIDS PCB Meetings with an associated agenda item number, in order of most recent.
These decisions are excerpted from the "Final Decisions, Recommendations & Conclusions" documents (produced at each PCB).
6.1: 2007-2010 Strategic Framework for UNAIDS support to countries’ efforts to move towards universal access
Calls on donors and technical support providers to work more closely with UNAIDS and national stakeholders at the sub-regional and country levels on strengthening country longterm capacities in national strategic and operational planning, as well as in mainstreaming AIDS in national and local development instruments and sectoral programmes. Such collaboration to include the promotion of AIDS Strategic Action Plan (ASAP) services, as well as complementing them with additional funding and harmonized technical support.
Calls for UNAIDS Secretariat and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to better coordinate the response to the technical assistance needs of countries implementing Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants, including the use of southsouth cooperation to scale-up provision of technical support to country partners in implementing these grants; and
Requests UNAIDS Secretariat and Cosponsors to review the practical barriers to joint programming at country level, and report to their Boards on how they plan to overcome these barriers in order to enable donors to fund joint programmes more effectively;
Calls on Programme Coordinating Board members and observers to act in a coherent manner on the Boards of UNAIDS Cosponsors to ensure the full implementation of the Secretary General’s directive to establish joint UN teams on AIDS and joint programmes;
Requests UNAIDS Secretariat to ensure that the Technical Support Facilities evaluation report includes information on who provided and who benefited from the capacity building and technical assistance, especially how much support was provided to benefit vulnerable populations;
Calls on Executive Heads of UNAIDS Cosponsors and the Secretariat to ensure that:
a) their respective country-level representatives act upon the Secretary-General’s directive on the establishment of Joint UN Teams on AIDS with Joint Programmes of Support aligned to the national AIDS Frameworks;
b) the agency representative in country be provided with appropriate incentives, including performance assessments, to ensure joint UN programming, including harmonization and alignment, around HIV and AIDS;
c) country partners are aware of, and promote the use of Technical Support Facilities and other mechanisms; in facilitating quality technical assistance;
d) country staff work closely with national partners to identify and resolve implementation difficulties, including existing gaps, and address the need for technical support; including the involvement of Global Joint Problem-Solving and Implementation Support Team (GIST);
Recognizes the importance of the Country Harmonization & Alignment Tool for increasing country level accountability as a tool for identifying opportunities for greater harmonization and alignment as part of national AIDS reviews and requests UNAIDS to report on progress in December 2007 to the Programme Coordinating Board members; and
Recognizes the need for continued follow-up support to countries in their national target setting towards universal access for comprehensive HIV prevention programmes, treatment, care and support, in particular the facilitation of coordinated strategies to overcome identified obstacles to scaling up; and further recognizes the continuing importance of ensuring that targets are gender disaggregated; and requests UNAIDS to report on progress at the June 2007 Programme Coordinating Board meeting; in doing so UNAIDS should access additional data sources, including independent reports from civil society and academic institutions;
In welcoming the Statement of the UNAIDS Executive Director, the Programme Coordinating Board:
Acknowledges the intention of UNAIDS to make Programme Acceleration Funds exclusively available to Joint UN Teams on AIDS and Joint Programmes of Support and ensure effective and timely reporting on their use in supporting national strategic frameworks.