UNAIDS to receive additional funding from UK
21 August 2009
UNAIDS and its cosponsor UNFPA have been ranked as best performers in a recent assessment of four UN agencies, including UNDP and WHO, conducted by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). As a result, both organizations will receive full additional funding to further support projects on the ground.
Announcing the results of the assessment, International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander underlined his firm commitment to rewarding results and reforms that make the UN more efficient and effective. The four agencies were assessed against a range of challenging targets and awarded an overall score which determined levels of additional funding.
UNAIDS has been allocated a 100% additional payment of £1.03 million. This is on top of the £10 million core funding the organization receives from the UK.
Joint action for results
The HIV organizational landscape has evolved and grown more complex over the past decade. UNAIDS, donors and civil society, including networks of people living with HIV, have rightly demanded greater clarity on the relationships between needs, financing, activities and outcomes.
In April 2009, UNAIDS and its cosponsors published the UNAIDS Outcome Framework 2009-2011 which, built upon the UNAIDS Strategic Framework (2007–2011), will guide future investment and hold the Secretariat and the Cosponsors accountable for making the resources of the UN work for results in countries. The framework affirms the UNAIDS Secretariat and Cosponsors to leverage their respective organizational mandates and resources to work collectively to deliver results.
Under the Outcome Framework for the period 2009–2011, UNAIDS will focus its efforts on achieving results in nine priority areas:
- Reduce sexual transmission of HIV
- Prevent mothers from dying and babies from becoming infected with HIV
- Ensure that people living with HIV receive treatment
- Prevent people living with HIV from dying of tuberculosis
- Protect drug users from becoming infected with HIV
- Remove punitive laws, policies, practices, stigma and discrimination that block effective responses to AIDS
- Stop violence against women and girls
- Empower young people to protect themselves from HIV
- Enhance social protection for people affected by HIV
The realization of these priority areas will accelerate the achievement of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support as well as contributing to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.