In 2014, APNSW was selected as one of two regional delegates representing Asia and the Pacific on the NGO Delegation to UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) for a two year term. Rani Ravudi from Survivors Advocacy Network in Fiji will represent APNSW in this important role.
UNAIDS was the first United Nations programme to have formal civil society representation on its governing body. It is guided by the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) with representatives from 22 governments, the UNAIDS Cosponsors and an NGO Delegation of 5 delegates and 5 alternate delegates.
The UNAIDS PCB is the key global forum for HIV and AIDS policy. The Delegation is important to the effective inclusion of community voices; Delegates represent the perspectives of civil society, including sex workers, within UNAIDS policies and programming. This represents a unique opportunity for sex workers to articulate critical issues and to make a difference to HIV and AIDS policy implementation.
As we welcome Rani onto the delegation, we must also thank Khartini Slamah who served in this role throughout 2014. Thank you Tini for your time and commitment in representing APNSW last year.
Welcome Rani and congratulations!