2001/9 UNFPA strategic plan for HIV/AIDS for 2001-2005

The Executive Board

1. Takes note of document DP/FPA/2001/9;

2. Endorses the proposed substantive focus for the years 2001-2005 with respect to HIV/AIDS as set forth in document DP/FPA/2001/9;

3. Endorses the Fund's overall approach to collaboration and coordination with UNAIDS and the United Nations Development Group, and with other United Nations agencies and organizations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector;

4. Recognizes the experience and comparative advantage of UNFPA in fulfilling its lead role in implementing the goals of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the benchmarks of the ICPD+5 and in making use of its extensive networks at the country level and, in that regard, requests UNFPA, in the context of the recommendations of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, to intensify its efforts and to take a more visible leadership role in the prevention of HIV infection, especially among young people;

5. Encourages UNFPA to build further on its experience in addressing gender issues, including the role of men, as an integral part of HIV-prevention activities;

6. Also encourages all Governments to support the efforts of UNFPA by increasing their commitment, including financial commitment, to curb and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS in programme countries.

14 June 2001