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March 29_ 2010 - NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB

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									                             NOTE FOR THE RECORD
          Thematic Segment Working Group teleconference on 24th March 2010

Agenda:
   1. Welcome
   2. Note for the Record
          Road Map
          Concept Note
          Background paper
   3. Programme of the Thematic Session
          Speakers
          Lunchtime exhibition
          Break-out sessions
          Rapporteur’s report
   4. The next teleconference
   5. Any other business


Participants:

Member States:
      Monique Middelhoff (The Netherlands)
      Heli Mikkola (Finland)
      Aisha Coke (Canada)
      Elizabeth King CIDA
      Kouroush Ahmadi (Iran)

Cosponsors:
      Lynn Collins (UNFPA)
      Bidia Deperthes (UNFPA)
      Susana Fried (UNDP)
      Palena Neale (UNESCO)
      Riku Lehtovuori (UNODC)
      Pierre Robert (UNICEF)
      Françoise Ndishmanyie (The Global Fund)

Civil society:
         Sara Simon (Communication Facility, PCB NGOs)
         Maria Antonieta Alcalde (PCB NGO North America; IPPF Western Hemisphere Region)
         Felicita Hikuam (PCB NGO Africa; AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa)
         Evan Collins (PCB NGO Canada)
         Kevin Osborne (IPPF)

UNAIDS Secretariat:
      Els Klinkert (PPD)
      Marina Bezruchenko-Novachuk (EXO)
      Yuki Takemoto (BUR)
      Adriana Hewson (BUR)
      Jantine Jacobi (Gender)
      Jesse Schutt-Aine (Gender)
      Larsen Dennis (Human Rights)
      Rani Houyez (Consultant/PPD)



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General considerations:


    1. Welcome

    Two announcements:
    1. Welcome to Rwanda as a new Member State of the Core Working Group.
    2. Welcome to Jantine Jacobi who was recently appointed as the Head of the AIDS and
       Gender team at UNAIDS Secretariat. She is replacing Karusa Karuga.

    2    Note for the Record

         Comments on the Road Map
        No comments or suggestions were made

         Comments on the Concept Note
        Participants agreed that once the Concept note is finalized including more detailed
         information on speakers, break-out sessions, rapporteur etc. it will be once again shared
         with all members of the Core Working Group, before it is published on the internet.

Action                                                                      Person responsible

To collect all comments, information on break-out sessions, speakers        Secretariat
etc, and include this information in the concept note and send it out
once again to all members.



         Comments on the Background Paper
        UNFPA highlighted that the paper will cover a wide range of topics related to SRH and
         HIV practices. However, due to page restrictions rather then going in depth the paper will
         cover as much ground as possible.
        Instead of concluding the paper with a number of recommendations, the background
         paper will address a number of key issues that need further considerations with regard to
         integrating SRH and HIV services (E.g: Gender issues and the way forward.)

Action                                                                      Person responsible

26 March: first version of the paper will become available                  Lynn Collins

To share the draft background document with the Interagency Working         Lynn Collins
Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Linkages

10 May: the paper will be put on the website                                Secretariat

To gather comments on the background paper and send them to Els             All participants
(15 April at the latest)


    3    Programme of the Thematic Session

    Comments on the speakers
    The following criteria for the selection of speakers were mentioned: .
               There needs to be a gender balance
               Speakers should come from various regions
               Speakers should ideally have experience in policy, programming, service
                delivery, in relation to integrating SRH and HIV-services
               There should be a young PLHIV

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    Due to time constraints, the opening and introduction session will last one hour, it is
    envisaged that not more than four speakers can be invited.

        Participants agreed upon four speakers:
                 Michel Sidibé (UNAIDS Executive Director)—UN and political perspective
                 Dr. Gill Greer (Director-General IPPF) –Programmatic perspective
                 Ms. Suskma Ratri - Coordination of Action Research on AIDS and Mobility) Asia,
                Researcher, service provider and client perspective (human rights)
                 A young person representing PLHIV

Action                                                                       Person responsible

Kevin Osborne will send some names of potential speakers                     Kevin Osborne

Once all speakers have been identified, invitations will be send out         Secretariat


Comments on the lunchtime exhibition
    UNFPA will assist the Secretariat in providing reproductive health products. There was
     agreement that the broader the range of SRH products displayed the better.
    UNFPA suggested that explanatory posters with the different prevention methods could
     also be a useful tool.

Action                                                                      Person responsible

To get in touch with Bidia Deperthes and Jagdish Upadhyay (UNFPA)           Secretariat
to discuss various possibilities of displaying SRH products.



Comments on the Breakout sessions:

        Key idea of the break-out sessions is to enable PCB participants to discuss challenging
         SRH and HIV related topics, to exchange good practices, lessons learnt and challenges
         of integrating SRH and HIV services at country level. At the end of the sessions
         participants have a better understanding on how to move forward in the field of
         integrating services.

        Leading agencies of sessions are requested to ensure the following when planning the
         break-out sessions:
              Representation of all constituents
              Clear messages, what should be the expected outcomes?
              Engage participants to link themes to the country-level and ensure that human
                rights figures as a cross-cutting theme.
             .

        UNESCO has already formulated a draft outline for a break-out session on
         comprehensive sexuality education for young people. After the presentation of the
         session, the following suggestions were done.
             Questions must be really challenging-they must reflect reality on the ground
             PCB NGO North America suggested focusing upon the provision of youth-
                 friendly services by the government. This could also be applied in other countries
                 (How to advance in reality).
            
         Suggestions for other topics to be covered by break-out sessions.

         Comprehensive Sexual Reproductive Health services. Participants suggested that not
         only the services and needs of PLHIV should be addressed, but also of other key
         populations, women and young people.

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         Sexual and Gender based violence
         Funding and financial resources for integrating services

         Throughout out all four break-out sessions, it was suggested and endorsed by all
         participants to invite a young speaker or somebody who will defend the interests of young
         people. In other words young people should be well represented across all four break-out
         sessions. UNICEF has kindly offered to provide assistance on this.


        The participants agreed upon the following four break-out sessions:
            1. “Empowering young people through comprehensive sexual reproductive
                 education”
            2. Sexual and Reproductive Health services for key audiences and how to generate
                 demand for these services
            3. Funding opportunities for integrating SRH and HIV-services
            4. Sexual and Gender based violence

        The following agencies expressed interest to become the lead agency in cooperation with
         other constituents:
              UNESCO: break-out session 1
              UNFPA: break-out session 2
              The Global Fund: break-out session 3
              UNAIDS: break-out session 4
Action                                                                  Person responsible

Lead agencies are getting in touch with the other members of the        UNESCO/UNFPA/UNAIDS
Core Working Group to seek assistance.                                  and The Global Fund
A one page draft outline of the break-out session will be distributed   UNESCO/UNFPA/UNAIDS
to the members of the Core Working Group before the next                and The Global Fund
teleconference. The outline includes: objectives, methods, design,
and materials and budget required (if necessary)


Rapporteur’s Report
This person will be responsible for leading the final discussion on the outcomes of all four break-
out sessions. Suggestions for potential candidates are requested.

Action                                                                      Person responsible

To identify a rapporteur                                                    All participants

    4    The next teleconference
             The next teleconference will take place on Wednesday 7 April at 15.00 Geneva
                                                                    th

                time and will last until 17.00




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