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 States, the 11 cosponsoring UN agencies of UNAIDS, and an NGO Delegation with five seats (one per UN region). These seats are occupied by five main delegates and five alternate delegates. 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 implementation in their respective regions.
The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB has vacancies for a full two-year term (2021 - 2022) and is now recruiting for:
The NGO Delegation upholds the principle of greater involvement of people living with HIV and key populations. Applications from young people, women living with/affected by HIV, trans persons, and other key populations are strongly encouraged.
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 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.
Friday, October 2, 2020, 11:00 GMT (UPDATE: Deadline for Asia and the Pacific, and North America has been extended to October 16, 2020. Click here to access the announcement)