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The NGO Delegation represents civil society on the PCB, the governing body of UNAIDS

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. 

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Vacancy for region Europe | 16 August 2023

NGO Delegate Europe Recruitment (2024 to 2025)

Vacancy for region North America | 16 August 2023

NGO Delegate North America Recruitment (2024 to 2025)

News & Blog

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Being an NGO delegate gave me a direct experience of global health diplomacy, where simple distinctions between policy and politics don’t apply. I had to quickly move from being the NGO outsider to finding myself very much part of reaching an agreement across significant divides: public health science, national and cultural interests, and a global rights-based approach to health, all within a context of intense multi-stakeholder lobbying and advocacy. Being an NGO delegate at the PCB is both exhilarating and exhausting. What makes it worthwhile is knowing that you are contributing even a little to ending AIDS and ensuring health for all. 

News | 28 August 2023

Request for proposal

The CCF is hosted by a civil society organization based on a two-year contract. The current contract is ending on 31 December 2023. The UNAIDS Secretariat and the NGO Delegation, therefore, have to start a procurement process to select the organization that will host CCF for the coming two years.

We invite Civil Society Organizations to share their ideas for topics for the thematic segments of the PCB meetings in 2024. Which burning HIV/AIDS-related matter deserves the attention of UNAIDS during its board meetings? Let us know!

Blog | 8 August 2023

Remember to #SayZero

Why should everyone should join in to further promote #UequalsU #SayZero? Because it helps spread the scientific evidence as released in the new WHO Policy Brief on HIV Viral Suppression that people living with HIV on effective treatment who are virally suppressed had zero risk of sexual transmission!

We proudly present our new visual identity and renewed website. At the end of the 52nd PCB meeting UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima officially opened the new website and congratulated the delegates with this milestone that aims to improve the communication of the NGO Delegation with its constituencies.

Meet the delegates

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Martha Clara Nakato NGO Delegation

NGO Delegate of Africa | Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Alliance Uganda

Martha Clara Nakato

Martha Clara Nakato is a Health Rights Advocate who is skilled in program management, Policy Advocacy and youth movement building in the fields of HIV/AIDS, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Gender programming. She works with the SRHR Alliance Uganda as the Community of Action Facilitator for the WE LEAD program in Uganda.

Myles Mwansa NGO Delegation

NGO Delegate of Africa | Zambia Network of Young People Living with HIV (ZNYP+)

Myles John Mwansa

Myles John Mwansa is the Executive Director for the Zambian Network of Young People Living with HIV (ZNYP+). He is an expert in SRH/HIV with a background on Development Issues affecting people living with HIV. Experienced in SRHR/HIV prevention, strategies, through community collaboration and best practice approach interventions.

Midnight Poonkasetwattana NGO Delegation

NGO Delegate of Asia and The Pacific | APCOM Foundation

Midnight Poonkasetwattana

Midnight is the Executive Director of APCOM Foundation, an organization based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is also a member of various advisory committees, including the International Advisory Group of Dignity Network; Global Working Group for IDAHOBIT; World Health Organisation Global PrEP Coalition and Guidelines Development Group for HIV Testing Services; and, ASHM’s Regional Advisory Group leading on Key Populations of the Taskforce on BBVs, Sexual Health and COVID-19. In 2016, Midnight gave the Closing Plenary Statement at the 2016 High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS at the UN General Assembly.

Sonal Giani NGO Delegation

NGO Delegate of Asia and The Pacific | International Planned Parenthood Federation

Sonal Giani

Sonal Giani is a dynamic activist with over 15 years of experience advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights in India and South Asia. She is a Senior Technical Advisor – Diversity and Inclusion at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), where she provides technical assistance to Member Associations for implementing inclusive strategies and empowerment approaches in the field of SRHR. Sonal has a proven track record of advancing inclusive practices by operationalizing Gender Equality and Diversity and Inclusion policies across the region. Her technical expertise has been instrumental in fostering gender-equitable and LGBTIQ+-friendly SRHR services, information, and education within the broader framework of SRHR.

Erika Castellanos NGO Delegation

NGO Delegate of Europe | Trans United Europe - BPOC Trans Network

Erika Castellanos

Erika Castellanos represents Trans United Europe and is committed to the empowerment of trans, gender diverse and intersex communities. Erika started her activism on HIV and sex workers issues and has lived expertise as a person living with HIV, sex worker, drug use, incarcerated and migrant. Erika uses her diverse background to connect with and support communities who are under-served. She is a social worker, studied LGBTI health research at the University of Pittsburgh and is currently pursuing advancing her education in public health.

Aleksey Lakhov NGO Delegation

NGO Delegate of Europe | Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA)

Aleksei Lakhov

Aleksei Lakhov has more than 15 years of experience in the area of HIV and AIDS, viral hepatitis, substance use, and harm reduction. His work experiences include being the Development Director of the largest Russian harm reduction organization “Humanitarian Action” (Saint Petersburg); General Manager of the Harm Reduction NGOs Coalition “Outreach” (Tallinn, Estonia); Steering Committee member of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association; and World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) consultant.

Gaston Devisich NGO Delegation

NGO Delegate of Latin America and The Caribbean | Fundación Huésped

Gastón Devisich

Gastón Devisich is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Fundación Huésped, an organization member of Coalition Plus, where, he serves as the liaison between gay, bisexual and other men having sex with men and the projects implemented by the organization, especially in regards to scientific research. He is in charge of catalyzing emerging demands from the community that could lead to the design of new interventions, reporting back to the community with scientific updates and promoting meaningful participation of the communities in HIV Research & Development.

Xavier Biggs NGO Delegation

NGO Delegate of Latin America and The Caribbean | Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL)

Xavier Biggs

Xavier Biggs is the Monitoring & Evaluation Manager at Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL). He has been working in Civil Society (CSO) for the last 12 years. He is credited for transforming monitoring, evaluation and learning at JASL and the wider HIV CSO response in Jamaica by establishing standardised tools and knowledge products that are hailed as best practices by partners and have been adapted and adopted locally and across the Caribbean. He also provides technical support to the Strategic Information Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness through his participation in a series of technical working groups.

Cecilia Chung NGO Delegation

NGO Delegate of North America | Transgender Law Center (TLC)

Cecilia Chung

Cecilia Chung is the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Evaluation at Transgender Law Center. She is a Health Commissioner of San Francisco and an internationally recognized civil rights leader in the LGBT and HIV community. Cecilia has previously served as the Co-Chair of GNP+ and is currently a member of the WHO Advisory Council of Women Living with HIV. In 2015, Cecilia founded Positively Trans, a network of transgender and nonbinary people living with HIV.

Christian Hui NGO Delegation

NGO Delegate of North America | Prevention Access Campaign (PAC)

Christian Hui

Christian Hui (he/they; Undetectable) is a queer poz settler currently residing in the Dish with One Spoon Territory, Turtle Island/Toronto, Canada, and is the Senior Global Community Advisor at Prevention Access Campaign. A co-founder of two people living with HIV/AIDS networks, Ontario Positive Asians (OPA+) and the Canadian Positive People Network.

NGO Reports

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Our NGO Report for 2023 is currently in production. This year’s report to the PCB will focus on ‘HIV response for people living with HIV during humanitarian crises and emergencies’. 
You can get involved:
We invite you to submit relevant good practice case studies.

The 2022 NGO report focuses on the untapped potential of U=U as a community-led, HIV health equity strategy to improve the health and quality of life of people living with HIV and contribute to the global treatment targets by advancing universal access to antiretroviral therapy, diagnostics and sustained care, while reducing HIV transmission.

PCB Summary Bulletins

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The NGO Delegation’s Summary Bulletin for the 52nd UNAIDS PCB Meeting reflects the engagement of the NGO Delegation on all agenda items of that meeting. It’s made available in all 6 official UN languages. Here you can also watch the recordings of the report back to civil society webinars with interpretation in French, Spanish and Russian.

The NGO Delegation’s Summary Bulletin for the 51st UNAIDS PCB Meeting reflects the engagement of the NGO Delegation on all agenda items amongst which: Report by the NGO Representative; Final Report on community-led AIDS responses based on the recommendations of the Multistakeholder Task Team to the UNAIDS 51st PCB and the Thematic Segment.

PCB Meetings

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NGO documents will be added after the meeting has taken place. Please click the read more link for more information about this meeting.

About the NGO Delegation

The Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) was created to serve as the governing body of UNAIDS. The PCB includes a Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Delegation composed of five members and five alternates that represent five geographic regions: Africa, Asia & the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America & the Caribbean. Read more >


UNAIDS was established in 1994 through a resolution of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and made operational in January, 1996. Read more >


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