The 34th UNAIDS Board meeting opens

01 July 2014

UNAIDS governing body, the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB), is holding its 34th Board meeting from 1 to 3 July in Geneva, Switzerland.

In the opening session, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé will address the Board giving an overview of the progress made in the AIDS response as well as the challenges ahead.

At the invitation from Mr Sidibé, Subhanu Saxena, Managing Director and Global Chief Executive Officer, CIPLA and Sir Andrew Witty, Chief Executive Officer, GlaxoSmithKline will share their views on the production of antiretroviral medicines and its impact on achieving the goal of putting 15 million people on treatment by 2015.

The meeting will also include a thematic segment on 3 July on “Addressing social and economic drivers of HIV through social protection”. The session will consider how UNAIDS Secretariat, its cosponsors and partners can contribute to fill a critical HIV programming and financing gap on social protection and HIV, and join in common cause to ending AIDS, extreme poverty and inequality.