By INPUD

At its 47th meeting, the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) adopted a new strategy to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The PCB is made of 22 Member States, elected from among the Member States of the Cosponsoring Organizations. Five non-governmental organizations, three from developing countries and two from developed or transitioning countries, are also invited to participate in meetings of the PCB but without the right to take part in the formal decision-making process and without the right to vote. 

The UNAIDS 2016–2021 Strategy is one of the first in the United Nations system to be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, which sets the framework for global development policy over the next 15 years. The new global AIDS strategy will serve as a road map for the whole world, guiding key stakeholders to ensure effective country-led AIDS responses. 

The strategy was developed through a datadriven and consultative process involving the UNAIDS staff, the Cosponsors, civil society, people living with HIV and key populations, young people, faith institutions, ministers of health, finance, and gender and parliamentarians, scientists, donors, and the private sector.