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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 


 


 

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