UNAIDS Consultation 2009

Consultation on advancing UNAIDS support to empowering young people to protect themselves from HIV, 26 - 27 October 2009, New York 

Concept

UNFPA, the UNAIDS Secretariat, UNESCO, UNICEF and WHO co-organized a consultation as part of an inter-agency effort to move forward the UNAIDS outcome framework 2009-2011, and in particular the priority area of “empowering young people to protect themselves from HIV.”

More than 45 participants attended the consultation, including: 
  • Government officials from Côte d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Tanzania and Zimbabwe
     
  • Civil society representatives including youth-serving and youth-led organizations, and networks of people living with HIV
     
  • UN partners including country, regional and HQ staff from ILO, PAHO, UNAIDS Secretariat, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNODC, and WHO
     
  • Other technical experts with extensive experience in developing, promoting, and monitoring HIV prevention interventions for young people.

During the consultation, participants reviewed a “draft business case” that had been developed by the inter-agency working group to advance this priority area, and agreed on the process for finalising the business case for the UNAIDS programme coordinating board (PCB) meeting in december 2009. 

Final Report

The report of the consultation can be downloaded here  

Agenda

The agenda for the two day meeting can be downloaded here.

Click on the "Download" link under the Presentation column for PowerPoint (if available).

Day 1: Monday 26 October 2009

Time
Sessions
Moderator(s)
Presentation
09.00 - 09.15
Opening remarks and consultation objectives
Steve Krauss
UNFPA
 
Chris Castle, UNESCO
 
Plenary
09.15 - 09.30
Introduction of participants
Esther Wyss-Flamm (Facilitator)/All
 
Plenary
09.30 - 09.45
Introduction to UNAIDS outcome framework
Steve Krauss
UNFPA
 
09.45 - 10.45
How reductions in HIV prevalence amongst young people have been achieved and universal access increased?
What is working well in the priority area of young people? What strategies have contributed to this success? What if any barriers have been faced?
Sibusisiwe Marunda
National AIDS Council, Zimbabwe
Gray Sattler
UNODC
Rick Olson
UNICEF
11.15- 12.45
Analysis from the key resources including identification of  areas where intervention costs are available and where more information is needed
Shiv Kumar Narayanan
Catalyst Management Services
12.45- 13.00
Review of HIV activities and grants for young people in global fund Rounds 5 and 6 (UNAIDS and UNESCO analysis)
GFATM future directions
Hilary Homans
Consultant
Annette Reinisch
GFATM
14.00 -15.30
Group work on:
1.  In those countries with some level of demonstrated success in reducing HIV prevalence amongst young people, what did they do and what impact has it had?
 
2.  In those countries where universal access to targeted HIV prevention interventions for most at-risk young people has increased what was done that was different from countries where universal access has not increased?
 
3.  In those countries where universal access to HIV treatment, care and support interventions for young PLHIV has increased what was done that was different from countries where universal access has not increased?
 
All
 
Group work guidance
1a | 1b
16.00 -16.30
Feedback from group work
All groups
 
Feedback 
 
16.30- 17.00
 
Summing up of key points from day 1 and identification of emerging priorities
Shiv Kumar Narayanan
Catalyst Management Services
 
Esther Wyss-Flamm
Facilitator
 

Day 2: Tuesday 27 October 2009

Time
Sessions
Moderator(s)
Presentation
08.45 - 10.30
Draft business case Presentation
Shiv Kumar Narayanan
Catalyst Management Services
Presentation & Discussion
Download
11.00- 12.15
Group work to identifying short and long term Key milestones (2010 and 2012)
 
Groups to reach consensus on the key milestones that are measurable and relate to the cross cutting strategies of the UNAIDS Outcome Framework 
 
Identify key partners and how to improve accountability

Include key advocacy messages for UNAIDS EXD
 
NB: Cross cutting strategies include: Accountability, Strategic information, Technical support, Global Fund, Partnerships, communication and advocacy
All
Groups by cross-cutting strategy
 
Download
1 | 2 | 3
12.15-12.45
Feedback from group work
All groups
Plenary
14.00-15.00
Linking priority area on HIV and young people with the other eight priority areas
Identify concrete suggestions to be included under each of the other eight priority areas.
1.     reduce sexual transmission - young sex workers, clients and men who have sex with men
2.     prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV - young pregnant women, their sexual partners and families
3.     ensure that people living with HIV receive treatment - young people’s access to treatment
4.     prevent young people living with HIV from dying of Tuberculosis - young people living with HIV and Tuberculosis
5.     protect drug users from becoming infected with HIV - young injecting drug users
6.     remove punitive laws, policies, practices, stigma and discrimination that block effective responses to AIDS – as applied to young people
7.     stop violence against women and girls
8.     empower young people to protect themselves from HIV
9.     enhance social protection for people affected by HIV - as applied to young people
All
Group work Divide people in different priority areas
15.00 - 15.30
Feedback from group work
All groups
Plenary
16.30 - 17.15
The way forward
What are the next steps and processes to be undertaken to fine tune the business case before the UNAIDS PCB in December?
How to reach consensus on making the business case more inclusive and receive inputs from new/additional partners on the business case after the PCB? 
Jyothi Raja, N.K., UNAIDS
Plenary
17.15- 17.30
Wrap up and closing
Key outcome of the consultation
Identification of remaining areas where work needs to be done and responsible persons.
Mary Otieno,
UNFPA
Plenary

List of Participants

The list of consultation participants can be downloaded

here

.