17 December 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Requests UNAIDS to continue to coordinate technical support and to include updates on support provided, in the context of strategic investment in national AIDS responses, as part of its regular reporting through the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework;
17 December 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Calls on the UNAIDS family – Secretariat and Cosponsors – to work together and with partners to support countries to apply investment thinking to nationally led and owned planning processes and implementation of programmes to strengthen prioritization of resources and improve cost-effectiveness and impact of national HIV responses;
17 December 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Recognizes support for the tool “Investing for results. Results for people. A peoplecentered investment tool towards ending AIDS”, and encouraged that funding from domestic public sources grew by more than 15% between 2010 and 2011, and that domestic resources in low- and middle-income countries now support more than 50% of the global response, takes note with appreciation of the report and national case studies presented;
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”.
2 April 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has released a report on the effects of the funding shortfalls fand the cancellation of the Global Fund’s Round 11 based on the findings of a survey of 13 countries where MSF supports HIV and TB treatment projects.
“MSF calls on the stakeholders of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria – including its donors, Board of Directors, and Secretariat – to convene an emergency donor conference and to open a new early funding window to raise the necessary resources needed to ensure that the Fund is fully functioning and open for business in 2012. Countries simply cannot wait two years to access new funds to scale-up and improve lifesaving treatment programs. For its part, the United States must also ensure that funding for US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is preserved and that the commitments for scale-up of HIV treatment are met. European Commission and European Union member states must boost their financial support, and affected country governments must make all efforts to increase scale-up of HIV and TB services.”
Read the full report in English and French.
30 January 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Access the full statement and recommendations in English, French, Spanish and Russian.
Press release ( FR | RU | SP )
UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights Releases Statement and Recommendations on The Global Fund and the Crisis of HIV Funding
Geneva, 30 January 2012 – The November 2011 announcement of the cancellation of the 11th round of funding of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria because of the Fund’s financial difficulties presents the international community with both a health and a human rights crisis. Since its first round of funding in 2002, the Global Fund has played an indispensable role in advancing the health and human rights goals of the global HIV response.
19 December 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
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Thank you, Madame Chair, and thank you to the Executive Director for his customarily frank report. We agree with the Member States that the Executive Directors report provides a comprehensive picture of the current context and includes a strong call to action.
In particular, the NGO Delegation shares the concerns expressed by the Executive Director and various Member States related to the funding environment and the current crisis at the Global Fund. We are gravely disappointed, that barely six months after the groundbreaking commitments and clear targets set in the 2011 Political Declaration, we find ourselves in an environment of uncertainty, following the announcement by the Global Fund board to cancel the next round of funding and exclude numerous countries from benefitting from the Transformational Funding Mechanism because several donor countries have failed to deliver on their funding commitments. The fulfillment of this board’s vision of the Three Zeros is now under serious threat.
30 September 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Note: These statements are not necessarily endorsed by the NGO Delegation, but are here for your reference and information.
A statement from the Communities Living with HIV, Tuberculosis and affected by Malaria Delegation of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (pdf)
The Communities Living with HIV, Tuberculosis and affected by Malaria Delegation (Communities Delegation) of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) welcomes the report of the High-Level Independent Review Panel (HLP) and acknowledges the recommendations put forth in strengthening fiduciary controls and oversight mechanisms at all levels of the Global Fund, which are consistent with its values of transparency and accountability.
13 July 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Dr. Amira Herdoiza, UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegate for Latin America & the Caribbean, joined during the 28th UNAIDS Board meeting a panel of speakers on the outcomes of the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting and the 2011 Political Declaration approved in June in New York. Below is her speech. (download in pdf format)
As a member of the civil society delegation in the PCB and as a member of the LA social AIDS movement I would like to share with you three main ideas about the recent HLM held in NYC:
13 May 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
In 2010 and 2011, 117 countries took stock of their progress towards Universal Access. Those assessments fed into multiple regional consultations. A multi-stakeholder International Advisory Group (IAG), mandated by the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, reviewed the fndings of countries and regions, as well as other global and regional studies and declarations. The IAG found overwhelming and ongoing support for the Universal Access movement. This diverse group endorsed the recommendations from these aggregate consultations and concluded that five global challenges are pivotal now. The IAG consensus does not extend to every detail of every response, but its collective perspective highlights where action is critical.
13 December 2010 by admin[PDF][print]
8 December 2010 – Several low-income countries highly affected by HIV risk being entirely or partly disqualified from the current funding round by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, warns the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins sans Frontières (MSF). Unless a new round of funding is urgently introduced to allow rejected applications to be resubmitted, HIV-positive people will suffer severe consequences such as debilitating opportunistic infections and ultimately early death.
29 June 2010 by N. Siniora[PDF][print]
Toronto – The World AIDS Campaign (WAC) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) delivered a letter to PM Stephen Harper ahead of the G8/G20 summit highlighting the failure of the G8 to live up to its foreign aid promises and demanding a new costed, time bound plan to deliver universal access to HIV treatment, prevention, care and support.
The letter and accompanying petitions were delivered to PM Harper as the host of this year’s G8 summit, calling upon him to show leadership in ensuring that earlier promises to combat the global epidemic are not abandoned or watered down in the face of the financial crisis.
20 December 2009 by admin[PDF][print]
Welcomes the report and recommendations on the impact of the global financial and economic crisis on the AIDS response and calls on UNAIDS and its partners to provide a comprehensive package of technical support to countries, paying particular attention to high burden countries, to contain and mitigate the negative impact of the current crisis on the HIV/AIDS response and to use its convening power to bring HIV/AIDS funders together, where possible coordinating with similar work underway at the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and other innovative financing mechanisms including UNITAID
Requests the UNAIDS Secretariat and Cosponsors to report at the 25th Programme Coordinating Board meeting on the anticipated impact that the financial crisis will have on countries’ ability to meet their universal access targets and to include recommendations and mitigation strategies
20 December 2008 by admin[PDF][print]
Requests UNAIDS to develop, and implement rapidly an advocacy strategy and plan of Action to mitigate the potential impact of the current financial crisis, particularly in the most affected regions