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ICAD Webinar Digital Liaisons: Lessons learned from using social media and ICT in HIV work Thursday, March 23 at 1pm EDT How are social media and ICT being used to promote sexual health and to engage individuals and communities in the response to HIV?

This one-hour webinar features a presentation of key lessons learned from the development of ICAD’s Digital Liaisons website and an interactive discussion with representatives of two of our featured case studies. Learn from the experiences of others by hearing how community-based organizations are using social media and ICT in interesting and innovative ways. Check out ICAD’s Digital Liaisons website here: http://digital-liaisons.icad-cisd.com .

In conversation with:

Robin … Read more 





Dear Minister Philpott,   It is with considerable dismay that I find myself once again obliged to write to you regarding troubling issues surrounding the HIV and HCV Community Action Fund (CAF), the flawed Letter of Intent (LOI) process and the subsequent offer of “transitional funding.” Community-based organizations (CBOs) which were defunded by the LOI process last fall were initially encouraged by the offer of transitional funding. Several of these organizations expressed hope that this might be an indication of respectful engagement with the HIV movement towards addressing the fight against STBBIs in Canada and achieving the 90-90-90 goals that you endorsed in 2015. However, recent developments have quickly soured the … Read more 


Javier Bellocq (GNP+) and Christian Hui (CPPN) share key outcomes of the 3rd Positive Leadership Summit (LIVING 2016) held in Durban at AIDS 2016 and leading concerns and priorities moving forward, including the funding gap in the HIV response, legal barriers, meaningful community engagement, and the shrinking space for civil society. Facilitators: Julian Howes, GNP+ and Robin Montgomery, ICAD Hosted by: the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and the Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN) . Resources referenced in the discussion:  Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the Fast-Track to Accelerate the Fight against HIV and to End the … Read more 


UNAIDS plays a central role in the global effort to end the AIDS epidemic as part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Meeting this global ambition requires UNAIDS to adapt to a rapidly changing context. The UNAIDS Board has instructed UNAIDS to convene a Global Review Panel to address challenges and to make recommendations on how to make UNAIDS sustainable and fit for purpose. From 30 January to mid-February 2017, the Global Review Panel launched a virtual consultation, open to everyone, to:

Encourage meaningful engagement on a number of strategic questions over three key discussion topics.
Capture a diverse range of stakeholder inputs.
Serve as a primary input for the … Read more 


Please share this message with your networks –  The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Monday, 10 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 17 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017. The theme will be ” Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world “. The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:      Goal … Read more 


On International Women’s Day 2017, UNAIDS released a new report, When women lead, change happens , which shows the urgent need to scale up HIV prevention and treatment services for women and girls. To access the supporting materials, including the press release, social media pack and related videos, click here . UNAIDS has developed this special website as a companion platform to the report to provide further resources around women’s and girl’s issues, including related documents, stories, videos and websites.