The United States places great value on collaboration and engagement with multilateral institutions to ensure that through the collective actions of Member States we can achieve maximum efficiency of our resources and maximum impact of our response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS - UNAIDS - is a critical leader in driving a comprehensive international response to fight HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS is a unique and innovative partnership of ten UN agencies that draws on the comparative advantages of each for coordinated and targeted action to specific challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The UNAIDS co-sponsor agencies include:
World Food Programme
The United States is one of the largest contributors to the all-voluntary budget of UNAIDS, and contributed nearly $50 million in 2010. Through its collaboration and engagement with UNAIDS, the United States further enhances its relationship with the individual UNAIDS co-sponsors, including partnerships and collaborations with the World Bank, UNICEF, and UNODC.
The United States plays a critical and active role in the governance and oversight of UNAIDS through its participation as a Member State in the biannual UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) meetings. In this forum, the United States promotes evidence-based policies and strategies that ensure an effective global response to HIV/AIDS, including the provision of comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment services that are free from stigma and discrimination. The United States also promotes the effective integration and alignment of HIV policies and programs with the broader U.S. Government health and development agenda. In accordance with the U.S. Global Health Initiative, the United States places a special emphasis on women and girl-centered approaches, country ownership, accountability, and smarter use of resources for an effective and synergistic global HIV/AIDS response.
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