The position of Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) on the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) is critical for effectively including community voices in the key global policy forum for AIDS. UNAIDS was the first United Nations program to have formal civil society representation on its governing body.
Representatives of ten NGOs form the NGO Delegation, representing five UN regions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America). Since its inclusion in the PCB in 1996 until December 2021, the NGO Delegation has had 88 organizations sit on the board, involving 111 representatives. The NGO Delegation has participated in all PCB meetings to date, bringing expertise, lived experience, and collective wisdom generated from its internal discussions and outreach with constituencies.