UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
UNAIDS Secretariat is structured into two branches: Programme and Management and External Relations. It has Regional Support Teams working in seven regions.
REGIONS UNAIDS OPERATED IN: UNAIDS supports evidence-informed HIV responses in low and middle income countries.
East and Southern Africa
West and Central Africa
Asia and Pacific
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Middles Eats and North Africa
North America, Western and Central Europe
UNAIDS brings together the resources of the UNAIDS Secretariat and 10 UN system organizations for coordinated and accountable efforts to unite the world against AIDS.
Based on the comparative advantages of each of the Cosponsors and the Secretariat, the division of labour enables UNAIDS to deliver a unified and consolidated UNAIDS-sourced technical support plan throughout the programme. Each of the UNAIDS organizations leads in at least one technical area.
The World Bank
UNAIDS PROGRAMME COORDINATING BOARD (PCB)
Established in 1994 by a resolution of the UN Economic and Social Council and launched in January 1996, UNAIDS is guided by a Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) with representatives of 22 governments from all geographic regions, the UNAIDS Cosponsors, and five representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including associations of people living with HIV.
UNAIDS GOODWILL AMBASSADORS
UNAIDS works with a number of outstanding personalities to strengthen awareness on AIDS. The UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassadors are prominent individuals from the world of arts, entertainment, sport and other fields of public life who have expressed their desire to contribute to UNAIDS and to move the AIDS response forward.
UN SPECIAL ENVOYS FOR HIV/AIDS
The UN Special Envoys for HIV/AIDS are individuals selected by the United Nations Secretary-General to help advance the AIDS agenda in the regions they cover.
FUNDS EXPENSED AND ENCUMBERED UNDER THE UNIFIED BUDGET AND WORKPLAN (UBW) FOR 2008–2009:
During the financial period that ended on 31 December 2009, expenses and
encumbrances totalling US$ 481.8 million were incurred against the budget of US$ 484.8 million approved for the 2008–
2009 UBW, which corresponds to a fi nancial implementation rate of 99.4%. Th e
total expenses and encumbrances (including transfers to Cosponsors) for the
implementation of HIV activities contained in the UBW were distributed as
US$ 134.7 million was transferred to Cosponsors
US$ 155.5 million was expensed and encumbered for interagency activities.
US$ 191.6 million was expensed and encumbered for Secretariat activities and staff .