2005/41
Follow-up to the decisions and recommendations of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board

The Executive Board

1. Takes note of documents DP/2005/40 and DP/FPA/2005/17 on the UNDP and UNFPA implementation of the decisions and recommendations of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board;

2. Endorses the recommendations of the Global Task Team on Improving AIDS Coordination among Multilateral Institutions and International Donors, and furthermore endorses all the related decisions of the Programme Coordinating Board;

3. Requests UNDP and UNFPA to develop appropriate action plans, in collaboration with the UNAIDS secretariat and other co-sponsors, and maintain the momentum created by the Global Task Team, within the specified time frames;

4. Requests UNDP and UNFPA, together with UNAIDS and other relevant development partners, to report on progress in implementing the Global Task Team recommendations at the joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP in January 2006, and at a special session during the June 2006 meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board;

5. Notes the emphasis on support to country-level action and strengthening national responses, and encourages UNDP and UNFPA to provide effective technical support to national governments; and focus on their respective areas of comparative advantage;

6. Requests UNDP and UNFPA to work with the UNAIDS secretariat to intensify HIV prevention by developing an action plan based on the UNAIDS policy position paper, Intensifying HIV Prevention;

7. Notes that this will require coordination and harmonization of efforts and a clear division of responsibilities with the UNAIDS secretariat and with other co-sponsors, and coordination with national and global stakeholders.

9 September 2005