Several Commissioners have pointed out the need to ensure that the Global Commission on HIV and the Law reach out broadly and seek views from as diverse a range of stakeholders as possible, thereby ensuring that the Commission gives adequate attention to due process.

Consequently, a Specialist Call for Submissions to elicit the views of experts/specialised agencies or groups has been launched. This call aims to reach out to a range of actors, including bar associations, trade unions, pharmaceutical industry/associations, medical and research associations, public health institutions, parliamentary groups, other UN agencies such as WIPO, and non-UN agencies such as WTO.

The Specialist Call for Submissions is based on the format used by the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group, i.e., a two- or three-page missive, describing the evidence informed policy position/change sought, in the form of a letter addressed to the Commission.

The deadline for receiving submissions is Friday, 8 July.

Your submissions should be sent to:, or by mail to:Global Commission on HIV and the Law - Secretariat, United Nations Development Programme, BDP, HIV/AIDS Practice, 304 East 45th Street – FF1180, New York NY 10017, USA.

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