Decisions from the 32nd UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board 25-27 June, Geneva

27 June 2013

32nd Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board – Geneva, Switzerland

25-27 June 2013

Draft Decisions, Recommendations and Conclusions

  • The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, Recalling that all aspects of UNAIDS work are directed by the following guiding principles:
  • Aligned to national stakeholders’ priorities;
  • Based on the meaningful and measurable involvement of civil society, especially people living with HIV and populations most at risk of HIV infection;
  • Based on human rights and gender equality;
  • Based on the best available scientific evidence and technical knowledge;
  • Promoting comprehensive responses to AIDS that integrate prevention, treatment, care and support; and
  • Based on the principle of non-discrimination;

Agenda item 1.1: Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

  1. Adopts the agenda;

Agenda item 1.2: Consideration of the report of the thirty first meeting

  1. Adopts the report of the 31st meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board;

Agenda item 1.3: Report of the Executive Director

  1. Takes note of the report of the Executive Director;

Agenda item 1.4: Report of the Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations (CCO)

  1. Takes note of the report of the Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations;

Agenda item 3: AIDS Response in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Welcomes this paper and

5.1 Stresses the importance of ensuring that HIV and AIDS are central to the post-2015 UN development agenda and of advocating for the inclusion of targets under relevant goals towards achieving zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination;

5.2 Recognizes the progress made towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals, in particular Goal 6, and that progress has in many cases been uneven within and between countries and much work remains; as the foundation is being laid for the post-2015 development agenda, the focus must remain on meeting or exceeding the current Millennium Development Goals’ targets;

5.3 Recognizes the value of the lessons learned from the global HIV and AIDS response for the post-2015 development agenda, such as the lessons learned from the Joint Programme’s approach;

5.4 Stresses the importance of working towards ensuring that the critical elements in the HIV and AIDS response are considered in the post-2015 development agenda, and the importance of international cooperation to all regions and countries, tailored to different epidemiological profiles, in achieving them;

5.5 Affirms commitment to work to lay the evidence-informed foundation for the end of the AIDS epidemic,

including getting to the Three Zeros, and any associated targets and specifically defined indicators, including those related to prevention, and also through the UNAIDS and Lancet Commission: From AIDS to Sustainable Health.

5.6 Calls on the Joint UN Programme to:

  1. Strengthen leadership and advocacy for the consideration of HIV and AIDS issues in the post-2015 development agenda, including beyond health, in areas such as inequality and gender, education, governance, and on building effective partnerships;
  2. Continue work towards further scale up of HIV and AIDS services and improved access to prevention, treatment, care and support, strengthening the health and community systems and enhancing synergies;
  3. Advocate, for consideration, as appropriate, a multi-sectoral Joint Programme approach, based on the positive experience of UNAIDS and “Delivering as One”, to unite and strengthen UN, Member State and civil society efforts to tackle other complex global development challenges in the post-2015 era;
  4. Advocate for intensified mobilization of financial and technical resources, in the spirit of the Busan Declaration for Effective Development Cooperation, in order to support Member States in accelerating their attainment of the HIV and AIDS and health-related Millennium Development Goals’ targets by 2015.

5.7 Calls on Member States to:

  1. Honour their commitments towards agreed targets and goals and to sustain and accelerate efforts towards the achievement of the HIV and AIDS and health-related Millennium Development Goals;
  2. Accelerate international cooperation to support countries that may not achieve the HIV and AIDS and health-related Millennium Development Goals by 2015;
  3. Work to ensure the sustainability of national HIV and AIDS responses recognizing the principle of country ownership including through strengthening management, building strategic partnerships, shared responsibility, and multi-sectoral approaches;
  4. Build on the lessons learned from the HIV and AIDS response in addressing other complex health and development challenges in the post-2015 era, including through membership in the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, taking into consideration relevant elements as contained in the 2011 United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration.

Agenda item 4: UNAIDS 2012-2015 Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework

Agenda item 4.1: Performance Monitoring Report 2012

6.1 Takes note of the report and request UNAIDS to continue to refine and improve performance measurement and reporting taking into account lessons learned and views expressed by the Board;

6.2 Requests UNAIDS to carry out a mid-term review of the 2012-2015 Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework and report key findings back to the Board at its 34th meeting;

Agenda item 4.2: Financial Reporting

7.1 Accepts the financial report and audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2012;

7.2 Takes note of the interim financial management update for the 2012-2013 biennium for the period 1 January 2012 to 31 March 2013;

7.3 Encourages donor governments to release their contributions towards the 2012-2015 Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework as soon as possible;

7.4 Takes note of the partial funding of staff-related liabilities and the replenishment of the Building Renovation Fund;

7.5 Takes note of the actions taken by the Executive Director to mitigate the long term impact of currency fluctuations;

Agenda item 4.3: Budget for 2014-2015

8.1 Approves US$ 485 million as the core budget for 2014-2015 and the proposed allocation between the 11 Cosponsors and the Secretariat;

8.2 Endorses the continued simplification and refinement of the indicators, with the support of UNAIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group;

8.3 Reminds all constituencies to use UNAIDS 2012-2015 Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework to meet their reporting needs;

Agenda item 5: Update on strategic human resources management issues

9. Takes note of the update on strategic human resources management issues;

Agenda item 6: Statement by the UNAIDS Secretariat Staff Association

10. Takes note of the statement by the representative of the UNAIDS Secretariat Staff Association;

Agenda item 7: Follow-up to the thematic segment from the 31st PCB meeting: Non-Discrimination

11. Takes note of the summary report of the thematic session on Non-Discrimination.

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