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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 


 

38th UNAIDS PCB Meeting, Geneva NGO Statement: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights This statement is made on behalf of a loosely formed coalition of the STOP AIDS Alliance, the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), the South African AIDS Trust, the Canadian Positive People Network, and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+). Thank you, Mr. Chair. We thank the NGO delegation and strongly applaud the articulate, deeply grounding, and affecting NGO report. We call upon UNAIDS and Member States to ensure strong political support for integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights in the HIV response with concrete targets, indicators and dedicated funding at the … Read more 


 

38th UNAIDS PCB Meeting, Geneva NGO 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) and the STOP AIDS Alliance. As noted yesterday, the “financing” elephant in the room needs to be urgently and critically addressed. While there has been debate on what the precise figures may be, we now know that to get on the five-year Fast Track we must increase investments from $19 billion to at least $26.2 billion (and ideally $30 billion) by the year 2020. Despite this, we know that with competing crises, the politics of scarcity, and … Read more 


 

UNAIDS PCB – Statement
Agenda Item 7
Follow-up to the thematic segment from the 36th Programme Coordinating Board meeting
 

27 October 2015 – 37th UNAIDS PCB Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland

This statement is made on behalf of Stop Aids Alliance, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Aids Fonds/STOP AIDS NOW, the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+).

Thank you Mr Chair,

We again thank you for the very timely thematic on HIV in Emergency Contexts that took place at the June meeting of the PCB.

In our rapidly changing and increasingly complex world, fragile and emergency contexts are diverse and reach … Read more 


 

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 ICAD, which released a statement in response to the new UNAIDS 2016-2021 strategy which was approved at the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) in Geneva this week. This statement is made on behalf of Stop Aids Alliance , the International HIV/AIDS Alliance , Aids Fonds/STOP AIDS NOW , the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) . The statement appears in full below. UNAIDS PCB – Statement Agenda Item 3 … Read more 


 

UNAIDS PCB Thematic Session – HIV in Emergencies NGO Observer Statement   We want to take this opportunity to thank you for today’s very timely thematic segment and a special thanks to Noi and Annie for sharing their incredible stories with us. This statement is made on behalf of a loosely formed coalition of the non-governmental organizations of Stop AIDS Alliance, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development. We are pleased to see the increasing focus on HIV in emergencies, where risk and vulnerability to HIV is often increased. Reaching the 90-90-90 will require us to work effectively to reach those affected by emergencies with … Read more 


 

By around 1998 in community health centres in Toronto, service providers found an increasing number  of Immigrants and refugees, including those without formal legal status in Canada living with HIV /AIDS  (IRN-PHAS) were facing treatment access barriers and presenting late for care. These barriers, all of which continue to exist 16 years later include, but are not limited to: Lack of access to medications without documentation of legal residency Fear of deportation Complexity of system & difficulty to understand and negotiate access Multiple dimensions of systemic discrimination which compounds vulnerabilities Marginalized status, stigma and fear preventing access to information & services & self-advocacy Lack of culturally competent and appropriate legal, … Read more