NGO/civil society participation in PCB
UNAIDS was the first United Nations programme to have formal civil society representation on its governing body. The position of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) is critical for the effective inclusion of community voices in the key global policy forum for AIDS.
Five NGOs, three from developing countries and two from developed countries or countries with economies in transition, represent the perspectives of civil society, including people living with HIV to the UNAIDS board. They can serve for up to three years and have non-voting status. The 5 organisations have one representative each and they are supported by 5 other NGO organisations, which stand as alternate members.
The NGO representatives actively seek input from their respective communities on key issues related to UNAIDS policies and programs, and advocate with Members States (governments) and Cosponsoring organizations (the ten United Nations organizations that make up the UNAIDS Joint Programme) for meaningful improvements in the implementation and evaluation of AIDS policies and programmes.
NGO delegation to the PCB 2014
- Mr Joel Gustave Nana, African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), South Africa
- Mr Kenly Sikwese, African Community Advisory Board (AFROCAB), Zambia
- Mr John M. Rock, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), Australia
- Ms Khartini Slamah, Asia Pacific Network for Sex Workers (APNSW), Thailand
- Mr Bryan Teixeira, European AIDS Treatment Group, France
- Ms Daria (Dasha) Ocheret, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, Lithuania
Latin America and the Caribbean
- Ms Alessandra Nilo, Gestos – HIV+, Communication and Gender, Brazil
- Ms Yolanda Simon, Caribbean Regional Network for People Living with HIV (CRN+), Trinidad and Tobago
- Mr Charles King, Housing Works, United States
- Ms Laurel Sprague, Global Network of People Living with HIV North America (GNP+ NA), United States
- Terms of reference of the UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation
- Fact Sheet: Review of NGO/Civil Society Participation in the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board
- Report by the NGO representatives (25-27 June 2007)
- Results of the Review of NGO/Civil Society participation in the Programme Coordinating Board 2007
- Independent Review 2007: NGO/Civil Society Participation in the Programme Coordinating Board of UNAIDS (2007)