Addressing the UNAIDS Programme Coordination Board, governments have begun to pledge new investments to advance the end of AIDS.
The United Kingdom and Germany were among those pledging increased resources to support the work of UNAIDS, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS.
The UK will increase funding to UNAIDS to £8 million per year, up from £2.5 million in 2021. The UK emphasised the importance of sufficient, predictable and timely funding towards enabling UNAIDS to deliver on its mandate.
Germany will increase its funding to UNAIDS this year to 6 million euros, up from 5 million euros before, in commendation of UNAIDS for its work to help maintaining HIV and other health services in conflict situations around the world, including in Ukraine and its neighbouring countries.
UNAIDS is the United Nation’s only Joint Programme, a unique model that brings together UNICEF, UNESCO, UN Women, UNHCR, World Food Programme, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, the World Bank and the World Health Organization. In this way, UNAIDS combines the range of technical expertise, cross-sectoral work and political reach that is needed to end the AIDS pandemic.