40 th UNAIDS PCB Thematic Segment: HIV Prevention 2020: A Global Partnership for Delivery Panel: What is required for prevention scale-up Delivered by: Robin Montgomery, Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) I speak on behalf of the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) – a Consortium of over 100 Canadian-based front-line and international development partners, community leaders and advocates. Thank you very much to our esteemed panelists and to the working group who have organized today’s very important thematic segment. One issue we haven’t heard about today – but yet constitutes a key driver of new infections around the world – is the growing level of HIV complacency. … Read more
The Public Health Agency of Canada will soon launch a survey to solicit feedback from Canadian civil society organizations about the status of, and response to, HIV in Canada. The survey will inform the development of Canada’s 2017 Global AIDS Monitoring Report to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). This webinar will highlight the significance of the Global AIDS Monitoring Report, linking it to Canada’s commitments under the 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS. Civil society and community input will form an important part of Canada’s report. The webinar will provide participants with an opportunity to understand the reporting process, and to ask questions and obtain … Read more →
Please take part and help us spread the word on this campaign! The NGO Delegation is organizing #TheUNAIDSWeNeed, a social media campaign to drum up awareness on the ongoing process of rethinking the new UNAIDS operating model. This is also an opportunity to visually send messages to UNAIDS Secretariat, Co-sponsors, and Member States on what the global HIV community and civil society expect and envisage of the UNAIDS new operating model. For this campaign, we would like to request you to share photos of you and your colleagues and community partners holding signs with messages that respond to the hashtag. You can use A4 size paper or other sizes – … 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 →
Date: Wednesday February 8, 2017 English consultation: 12:00pm – 1:30pm EST French consultation: 2:00 -3:30pm EST Please RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N9GB9FQ 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. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! In partnership with the NGO delegation to the UNAIDS Board, and the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), we are holding a … Read more →
This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada here .
By Robin Montgomery, Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD)
In October 2015, the renewed UNAIDS Strategy was approved amidst cheers from the global community at the 37th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB). The renewed strategy is an ambitious but viable, comprehensive road map charting the end of AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 and is couched within the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) .
Just twelve months later, the conversation at this week’s 39th PCB has taken a much more somber tone as delegates grapple with the funding crisis that has rocked … Read more →
39th UNAIDS PCB Meeting
Joint Statement by The Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN), the Interagency Coalition on AIDS & Development (ICAD) & ICASO Follow-up to the thematic segment from the 38th PCB meetin g
Thank you Mr. Chair. Dear Secretariat and member states:
The Canadian Positive People Network, a young, independent network of people living with HIV and HIV co-infections, along with the Interagency Coalition on AIDS Development, a Canadian coalition of organizations, individuals and stakeholders from the labour, faith, and HIV and development sectors, and ICASO, a Canadian organization that acts as a global policy voice on HIV issues that impact diverse communities around the world, would like to … Read more →
38th UNAIDS PCB Meeting, Geneva Thematic Session on the Role of Communities in Ending AIDS by 2030 Panel 1: Shaping the Debate with Robin Montgomery, ICAD Executive Director Moderator Question to Robin: What have been the strengths and the challenges of working in a broad coalition to advocate on domestic and global AIDS policy, and how can these diverse civil society groups be better supported in their advocacy? Talking Points INTRO: An intriguing question. To help contextualize, I thought it would be interesting to quickly consult also with other coalition-based organizations on their thoughts and So, in my comments today, I am speaking on behalf of the International Council of … Read more →
38th UNAIDS PCB Meeting, Geneva NGO Statement: UNAIDS ED Report This statement is made on behalf of Stop Aids Alliance and the Interagency Coalition on Aids and Development (ICAD) We want to highlight two main issues in relation to the HLM, and ask UNAIDS and Member States for their leadership: Whereas the Political Declaration includes strong commitment to the 90-90-90 strategy , access to treatment and financing issues among others, this must be accompanied with a strong commitment to KP, human rights and combination prevention programs in all countries, including MICs, as the only way to ending Aids by 2030. Many donors are withdrawing their financial support to MICs, often … Read more →
- NGO Observer Statement – UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021 October 27, 2015 27 October 2015 - 37th UNAIDS PCB Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland Tough times call for strong leadership from UNAIDS That is the view of a coalition of civil society organisations, including…
- The Elephant in the Room: Financing the Global AIDS Response. ICAD Makes an NGO Statement June 28, 2016 38th UNAIDS PCB Meeting, GenevaNGO Statement: Financing Thank you, Mr. Chair, On behalf of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD)…
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- NGO Observer Statement – Update on the AIDS Response in the Post-2015 Development Agenda October 26, 2015 UNAIDS PCB – Statement Agenda Item 2 Update on the AIDS response in the Post-2015 development agenda 26 October 2015 - UNAIDS PCB Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland Thank you Mr.…
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights = Fundamental Human Rights. ICAD makes an NGO Statement. June 28, 2016 38th UNAIDS PCB Meeting, GenevaNGO Statement: Sexual and Reproductive Health and RightsThis statement is made on behalf of a loosely formed coalition of the STOP AIDS Alliance, the Interagency Coalition…
- Where is the urgency?: Inching towards a business as usual approach to Ending AIDS by 2030? ICAD makes an NGO Statement December 6, 2016 39th UNAIDS PCB MeetingJoint Statement by CPPN, ICAD and ICASO on the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF)Dear Secretariat and member states:This is a joint statement by the Canadian…