Feature story

UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board meeting opens

05 June 2012

L to R: Director-General of WHO Dr Margaret Chan, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé and Ms Agnieszka Pachciarz Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Health, Warsaw.

UNAIDS governing body, the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) is holding its 30th Board meeting from 5-7 June in Geneva.

In the opening session, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé addressed the Board giving an overview of progress made in the last six months by UNAIDS. In his report, Mr Sidibé also outlined the organizational changes that the Joint Programme undertook in order to increase efficiency in helping countries achieve the goals set for 2015.

This year’s thematic segment will take place on the second day of the meeting and will focus on combination prevention or the urgent need to reinvigorate HIV prevention responses globally by scaling up and achieving synergies to halt and begin to reverse the spread of the AIDS epidemic.