The Global HIV/AIDS Program was created in 2002 to support the World Bank's efforts to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic from a cross-sectoral perspective. The program offers global learning and knowledge sharing on approaches and best practices to addressing HIV/AIDS. A key function of the Global HIV/AIDS Program is to lead the monitoring and evaluation efforts of UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) partners at country level.
The Global HIV/AIDS Program supports the World Bank in its efforts to mainstream HIV/AIDS into all sectors. The Program is actively working to:
- Strengthen the Bank's capacity to respond to the needs of national governments, civil society and other stakeholders;
- Share and expand available knowledge about effective approaches to HIV/AIDS, and develop new approaches;
- Improve the quality of monitoring and evaluation, and build capacity in this area among partners working in AIDS-related projects and programs at country level
As one of eight co-sponsors of UNAIDS, the Bank is playing a key role in shaping the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. On January 1, 1996, UNAIDS began its expanded, multi-sectoral United Nations response to HIV/AIDS, which has since expanded to a partnership inclusive of governments, NGOs, and the private sector. The eight co-sponsoring organizations are the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the World Bank. This year the World Bank Chairs the Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations (CCO) of UNAIDS.
For more information, please contact:
Global HIV/AIDS Program
1818 H Street, NW MSN # G6-082A
Washington DC 20433 USA
Tel: (202) 202 473-9414
Fax: (202) 522-3235