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CrowdOutAIDS: Crowdsourced Recommendations for Youth Agenda Released

24 April 2012 by Amy Coulterman [PDF] [print]

As this blog first reported back in October 2011, UNAIDS set out to try something no other UN agency had yet: to use crowdsourcing technologies and social media platforms to engage the public in developing AIDS policy. CrowdOutAIDS aimed to create a set of youth-defined recommendations that will guide the UNAIDS Secretariat’s work on HIV and young people through 2015.

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Report Back: 31st UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board Meeting

8 January 2013 by Amy Coulterman [PDF] [print]

Delegates at 31st PCB

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What happened?

The 31st board meeting agenda covered themes of civil society participation, investment in the HIV response and the issues of gender and non-discrimination. Discussions on the post-2015 agenda were also prominent with UNAIDS committing to engage further in the global conversation.

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Delegation Intervention: HIV Funding for Middle-Income Countries & Youth

13 December 2012 by Amy Coulterman [PDF] [print]

31st UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board Meeting
NGO Delegate for Asia and the Pacific

1.3 Report of the Executive Director (pdf)

The NGO Delegation would like to highlight its concern that the new HIV infection rates continue to rise in MENA, EECA and some countries in Asia as described in the UNAIDS World AIDS Day 2012 report. We are also concerned by the current dialogue on the Global Fund’s new funding model that could potentially impact the level of financial support leveraged to countries, especially the middle-income countries. In the HIV response to date, we know very well how a lack of political will fuels the HIV epidemic: for example, in EECA that without the GF resources to support essential HIV prevention interventions for people who inject drugs, some governments in the region are reluctant to fill in the funding gaps for these services.

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Strategy Recommendations for Collaborating with a New Generation of Leaders for the AID S Response

31 August 2012 by Amy Coulterman [PDF] [print]

CrowdOutAIDS is the UNAIDS Secretariat’s youth-led policy project. It used social media tools and crowdsourcing technology to enable young people from around the world to develop a set of recommendations for the UNAIDS Secretariat to work more effectively with young people in the AIDS response.

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UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation Update: April 2012

25 April 2012 by Amy Coulterman [PDF] [print]

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UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation Update: April 2012 (pdf)

2012 NGO Report – Civil Society in the HIV Response: Urging UNAIDS Action in the HIV Funding Crisis

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NGO Delegation Videos

5 January 2012 by Amy Coulterman [PDF] [print]

In addition to the videos highlighted, you can view our complete collection of Delegation and favourite videos on our YouTube page.

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NGO Delegation: 29th UNAIDS PCB Meeting Communiqué

21 December 2011 by Amy Coulterman [PDF] [print]

What happened at the 29th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) in Geneva, Switzerland, December 13-15, 2011?

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Intervention: NGO Delegate for Europe – Report of the Executive Director

19 December 2011 by Amy Coulterman [PDF] [print]

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The NGO Delegation welcomes the Executive Director’s continued positive approach and optimism and acknowledges that despite the very difficult financial backdrop there is still much to celebrate as Michel has set out.

We welcome the ED’s acknowledgement of the importance and significance of grassroots activism whether expressed through the Arab Spring or the vibrant, diverse and wonderfully culture-specific community HIV responses around the world. The world’s citizens now expect transparency, democracy and social inclusion from their governments and those making policies about our lives. Social media in particular has fostered a sense of global empathy which has brought the diversity of human kind together ensuring that our pain and suffering and our joys and successes are much less likely to go unnoticed.

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Welcome Board Meeting Observers!

13 December 2011 by Amy Coulterman [PDF] [print]


The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board welcomes its civil society observers to the 29th board meeting!

We have an enthusiastic and diverse group of NGO representatives at this board meeting. With legal environments and the HIV response being discussed in the NGO Report and the day-long legal thematic to complement the Commission on HIV and Law‘s expected recommendations in 2012, this is an exciting time to follow the Board’s work.

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Help to Write UNAIDS New Youth Strategy: Outreach & Contacts

3 November 2011 by Amy Coulterman [PDF] [print]

In a previous post, we announced the new youth campaign from UNAIDS, CrowdOutAIDS.org, a crowdsourced project which will run over a period of two months and complete with a published strategy in January 2012.

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Young People to Write New UNAIDS Strategy on Youth and HIV

25 October 2011 by Amy Coulterman [PDF] [print]

See original article on the UNAIDS website

UNAIDS will use crowdsourcing technologies and social media platforms to engage young people in developing AIDS policy

“Can UNAIDS Crowdsource a Strategy to Combat HIV/AIDS?” Check out the discussion over at Mashable

Press release

The Joint United Nations Programme onHIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is launching CrowdOutAIDS.org, an online collaborative project to crowdsource its new strategy on youth and HIV—a first in the UN system.

Crowdsourcing is a technique used to rapidly engage large numbers of interested people todevelop strategies, solve problems or propose relevant and fresh ideas. With around 3000 young people aged 15-24 becoming infected with HIV daily, leveraging new modes of communication and online collaboration with young people is essential for an effective response to HIV.

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Representing Civil Society on the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board