The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) was the first United Nations program to have formal civil society representation on its governing body. It is guided by the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) with rotating representation from 22-member state governments, the 11 cosponsoring UN agencies of UNAIDS, and an NGO Delegation of 10 civil society representatives. The NGO Delegation has two representatives per UN region (one main delegate and one alternate delegate). The PCB holds the Joint Programme accountable and ensures that the needs of communities affected by the HIV response are addressed in strategy and programming.
The UNAIDS PCB is the key global forum for HIV and AIDS policy, and the NGO Delegation is integral to the active inclusion of community voices and representation of communities and civil society, including people living with HIV. Being a member of the PCB presents a unique opportunity for committed activists and advocates to make a difference in HIV and AIDS policy development, monitoring, and evaluation in their respective regions.
The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB has vacancies for a full two-year term (2023 - 2024) and is now recruiting for:
The NGO Delegation upholds the principle of community engagement and ownership of the response. Applications from people living with HIV, gay men and men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender people, young people, women living with/affected by HIV, indigenous people, migrants and other key populations are preferred. We also encourage applications from non-binary, gender non-conforming, and intersex persons.
The NGO Delegation is keenly aware of the importance of having balanced representation from each region. Therefore, geographic region and representation from various key populations or constituencies will factor in the decision-making processes. In addition, previous NGO Delegates and their organizations may not serve more than one term consecutively, and can only serve for a maximum of two terms total.
IMPORTANT: Please read the NGO Delegation’s terms of reference, mission/vision/principles, as well as the call for applications.
DEADLINE: Friday, 16 September 2022, 23:59 GMT
The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) produces an annual NGO report that is presented during one of the biannual PCB meetings. The NGO Delegation decides by consensus on the topic of the report. The highest priority is given to a topic that is relevant and requires urgent action at the global level.
This year, the NGO report will focus on U=U: Undetectable = Untransmittable and will be presented at the 51stmeeting of the UNAIDS PCB in December 2022. The working title for the report is “U=U: A foundational, community-led, global HIV/AIDS health equity strategy”. We are seeking examples of good practices at country, regional and global levels where community-led U=U has demonstrated increased and more equitable access to and improved uptake in treatment and care services within diverse communities across low, middle and high-income settings. Examples could include:
The submissions must be made using the online submission form by COB Friday August 26, 2022.
The English version of the submission form can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/CQTNWzK7zTcwr9px6
For any questions, please contact: Robin Montgomery at [email protected].
Thank you for your time, consideration and response.
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