Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS /UNAIDS/
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, is the main advocate for global action on the epidemic. It leads, strengthens and supports an expanded response aimed at preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviating the impact of the epidemic.
UNAIDS supports a more effective global response to AIDS trough:
• Leadership and advocacy for effective action on the epidemic;
• Strategic information to guide efforts against AIDS worldwide;
• Tracking, monitoring and evaluation of the epidemic and of responses to it;
• Civil society engagement and partnership development;
• Mobilization of resources to support an effective response.
The ten UNAIDS cosponsoring organizations are: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank. The Cosponsors and the UNAIDS Secretariat comprise the Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations, which meets annually.
Further details can be found on the UNAIDS web site www.unaids.org