The Programme Coordinating Board:
welcomes the presentation of the representative of the nongovernmental organizations and ensuing discussion, and encourages the Secretariat to strengthen and evaluate continued participation of NGOs in the PCB;
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).
Requests UNAIDS to provide more explicit reporting on resourcing and engagement of civil society supported with indicators and clear reporting from the Secretariat and Cosponsors within the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework
Requests Member States, with support from UNAIDS, to increase the direct participation of people living with HIV and consider ways to involve key populations, as articulated in the Joint Action for Results: UNAIDS Outcome Framework 2009-2011, in HIV programmes and data collection
Requests UNAIDS, together with Member States and other partners, to intensify its assistance to networks of people living with HIV and key populations at risk to measure HIV-related stigma and discrimination and to mobilize comprehensive responses to reduce it, including increased support to the implementation of the PLHIV Stigma Index. UNAIDS should work with partners to ensure that stigma measurement tools are consolidated, strengthened, and resourced and build the capacity of governments and civil society to use these tools
Requests the UNAIDS Secretariat to work with Cosponsors to develop an overarching partnership strategy with clear and measurable objectives with distinct strategies for working with both civil society and people living with HIV, and for working with global health initiatives such as the Global Fund, PEPFAR and other bilateral and development partners. Subsidiary recommendations are to:
− develop a shared vision of the potential and expected benefits from civil society and People Living with HIV involvement, a clear set of objectives and a more systematic approach to documenting outcomes;
Requests UNAIDS to intensify its assistance to, and work with, all groups of civil society, including those affected by drug use and those that provide services to people who use drugs, aimed at advocating for anti-stigmatizing, antidiscriminating, and evidence-based approaches to HIV and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) epidemics at national, regional and global levels.
Reaffirms that national and regional level processes in relation to this proposal – and broadly to the development of national policy positions in relation to HIV/AIDS – continue to uphold the core principle of the effective and meaningful participation of civil society
Recalling decision 12.1 from the 20th Programme Coordinating Board urges Governments, donors and UNAIDS to significantly expand efforts to address inequality and inequity between men and women, gender based violence including sexual and physical abuse of women, men, girls and boys, and harmful gender-based practices and social and cultural norms as major drivers of the HIV epidemic, including through increased and better coordinated funding to national programs and civil society partners.
Requests that UNAIDS update its technical support and capacity development strategy through an inclusive process involving implementing countries and civil society, taking into account:
• points made and conclusions of the thematic segment with particular reference to gender equality;
• the analytical work of the Global Implementation Support Team, progress made by the task force on operationalization of the UNAIDS-Global Fund Memorandum of Understanding and Coordinated AIDS Technical Support database;
Requests that the strategy include an estimate of those costs covered by the existing mandates and budgets of the UNAIDS Secretariat and Cosponsors, along with those aspects, including technical support provided by civil society, which require further resources