NGO/civil society participation in PCB

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.

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.

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 2024


  • Zambia Network of Young People Living with HIV (ZNYP+) represented by Myles John Mwansa
  • Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Alliance Uganda represented by Martha Clara Nakato

Asia and the Pacific

  • APCOM Foundation represented by Midnight Poonkasetwattan
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation represented by Sonal Giani


  • Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) represented by Aleksey Lakhov
  • Frontline AIDS represented by Fionnuala Murphy

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Fundación Huésped represented by Gastón Devisich
  • Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) represented by Xavier Biggs

North America

  • Transgender Law Center (TLC) represented by Cecilia Chung
  • LetsStopAIDS represented by Shamin Mohamed Jr.