NGO/civil society participation in PCB

811彩票开户UNAIDS was the first United Nations programme to have formal civil society representation on its governing body. The position of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) is critical for the effective inclusion of community voices in the key global policy forum for AIDS.

811彩票开户Five NGOs, three from developing countries and two from developed countries or countries with economies in transition, represent the perspectives of civil society, including people living with HIV to the UNAIDS board. They can serve for up to three years and have non-voting status. The 5 organisations have one representative each and they are supported by 5 other NGO organisations, which stand as alternate members.

811彩票开户The NGO representatives actively seek input from their respective communities on key issues related to UNAIDS policies and programs, and advocate with Members States (governments) and Cosponsoring organizations (the ten United Nations organizations that make up the UNAIDS Joint Programme) for meaningful improvements in the implementation and evaluation of AIDS policies and programmes.

NGO delegation to the PCB 2019


  • ?Jonathan Gunthorp, SRHR Africa Trust (SAT), South Africa
  • Lucy Wanjiku Njenga, Positive Young Women Voices (PYWV), Kenya

Asia and the Pacific

  • Aditia Taslim Lim, Rumah Cemara, Indonesia
  • Jules Kim, Scarlet Alliance Australian Sex Workers Association, Australia


  • Valeria Rachynska, All Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV, Ukraine
  • Alexander Pastoors, HIV Vereniging Nederlan, Netherlands

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Alessandra Nilo, Gestos, Brazil
  • Devanand Milton, Guyana Trans United (GTU), Guyana

North America

  • Wangari Tharao, Women's Health in Women's Hands CHC, Canada
  • Andrew Spieldenner, US People living with HIV Caucus, United States