Established in 1994 by a resolution of the UN Economic and Social Council and  launched in January 1996, UNAIDS is guided by a Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) with representatives of 22 governments from all geographic regions, the UNAIDS Cosponsors, and five representatives of nongovernmental organizations, including associations of people living with HIV.

The Programme Coordinating Board has the following broad functions:

To establish broad policies and priorities for the Joint Programme, taking into account the provisions of General Assembly resolution 47/199;

To review and decide upon the planning and execution of the Joint Programme. For this purpose it is kept informed of all aspects of the development of the Joint Programme and considers reports and recommendations submitted to it by the Executive Director, and the Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations (CCO)

To review and approve the plan of action and budget for each financial period, prepared by the Executive Director and reviewed by the CCO;

To review proposals of the Executive Director and approve arrangements for the financing of the Joint Programme;

To review longer term plans of action and their financial implications;

To review audited financial statements submitted by the Joint Programme;

To make recommendations to the Cosponsoring Organizations regarding their activities in support of the Joint Programme, including those of mainstreaming;

To review periodic reports that evaluate the progress of the Joint Programme towards the achievement of its goals.

COMPOSITION

The membership of the PCB comprises 22 Member States, elected from among the Member States of the Cosponsoring Organizations, with the following regional distribution:

Western European and Others Group - 7 seats

Africa - 5 seats

Asia and Pacific - 5 seats

Latin America and the Caribbean-  3 seats

Eastern European/Commonwealth of Independent States-  2 seats

The term of membership of these 22 members shall be three years.

The initial terms of members shall vary in order to achieve a staggering of membership. After the initial elections, approximately one third of the membership shall be replaced annually.

Each of the Cosponsors shall have full rights of participation in the PCB but without the right to vote (see the terms of reference of the CCO in Annex 1 of this Modus Operandi).

Five nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), three from developing countries and two from the developed countries or countries with economies in transition, shall be invited to participate in meetings of the PCB but without the right to take part in the formal decision-making process and without the right to vote (ECOSOC resolution 1995/2 refers).

The selection of the five nongovernmental organizations would be determined by the NGOs themselves from among those either in consultative status with ECOSOC or in relationship with one of the cosponsoring organizations or on the roster of NGOs dealing with matters pertaining to HIV/AIDS. The PCB shall formally approve the NGOs nominated. The terms of office of the selected NGOs shall not exceed three years.

OBSERVERS

Upon written application, which expresses a manifest interest, observer status for PCB meetings may be granted by the Executive Director, in consultation with the chairperson of the PCB, to any Member State of any of the Cosponsoring Organizations, and any intergovernmental or nongovernmental organization. Observers will make their own arrangements to cover expenses incurred in attending meetings of the PCB.

Observers may participate, when invited to do so by the chair, in the deliberations of the PCB on matters of particular concern to them. Observers may have access to PCB background documents. They may submit memoranda to the Executive Director who shall determine the nature and scope of their circulation. Observers must work through the Board members/ participants to propose decision points or introduce new agenda items.

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13–16 December 2022

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29-30 June and 1-2 July 2021

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15–18 December 2020

43rd

11-13 December 2018

40th

The 40th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board took place 27-29 June 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

39th

The 39th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board took place 6-8 December 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.

38th

The 38th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board took place 28-30 June 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.

37th

The 37th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board took place 26-28 October 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.

36th

The 36th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board took place 30 June-2 July 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.

35th

The 35th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board took place from 9-11 December 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.

34th

The 34th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board took place from 1-3 July 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.

33rd

The 33rd meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board took place from 17-19 December 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.

32nd

The 32nd meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board took place from 25-27 June 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.

31st

The 31st meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board took place on 11-13 December 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

30th

The 30th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board took place 5-7 June 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

29th

The 29th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board took place 13-15 December 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.

28th

28th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, 21-23 June 2011, Geneva, Switzerland (WHO Executive Board room).

27th

The 27th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland, 6-8 December, 2010

26th

The 26th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 22-24 June 2010

25th

The 25th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland, 8 - 10 December 2009

24th

The 24th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland, 22 - 24 June 2009

23rd

The 23rd Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland, 15 - 17 December 2008

23rd

The Extraordinary Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland, 2 October 2008

22nd

The 22nd Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Chiang Mai, Thailand 23 - 25 April 2008

21st

The 21st Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 17-18 December 2007

20th

The 20th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 25-27 June 2007

19th

The 19th (sixth ad hoc) Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Lusaka, Zambia 6-8 December 2006

18th

Th 18th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 27-28 June 2006

17th

The 17th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 27-29 June 2005

16th

The 16th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Montego Bay, Jamaica 14-15 December 2004

15th

The 15th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 23-24 June 2004

14th

The 14th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 26-27 June 2003

13th

The 13th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Lisbon, Portugal 11-12 December 2002

12th

The 12th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 29-31 May 2002

11th

The 11th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 30 May-1 June 2001

10th

The 10th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14-15 December 2000

9th

The 9th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 25-26 May 2000

8th

The 8th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 28-29 June 1999

7th

The 7th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. New Delhi, India 9-11 December 1998

6th

The 6th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 25-27 May 1998

5th

The 5th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Nairobi, Kenya 16-18 November 1997

4th

The 4th Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 7-9 April 1997

3rd

The 3rd Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 10-11 June 1996

2nd

The 2nd Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 10-11 June 1996

1st

The 1st Meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board. Geneva, Switzerland 13-14 July 1995
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GOVERNANCE KEY DOCUMENTS
2024 Composition of the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB)
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1996-2026 UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board Membership
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Modus Operandi of the Programme Coordinating Board
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UNAIDS Governance Handbook
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FIELD VISIT REPORTS
South Africa October 2018
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Swaziland November 2017
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China May 2016
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UNAIDS PCB Field Visit to Zimbabwe 2015
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Indonesia, October 2014
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UNAIDS PCB Field Visit to Zambia
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UNAIDS PCB Field Visit to Ukraine
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UNAIDS PCB Field Visit to Kenya
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