UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative joint venture of the United Nations family, bringing together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations in the AIDS response. Contributing to achieving global commitments to universal access to comprehensive interventions for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support is the number one priority for UNAIDS.
UNAIDS helps mount and support an expanded response to AIDS, one that engages the efforts of many sectors and partners from government and civil society.Preferences in private sector partnership
Every business can make its own contribution to the AIDS response – based on its size, type of workforce, geographical range, financial strength and core capabilities. While models for partnerships are practically limitless, activities often fall into one of five main categories:
HIV Workplace programmes:
Workplace programmes expand access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services directly to employees. ILO and UNAIDS can work with companies to promote HIV policies and programmes at the workplace and provide guidance on their implementation and monitoring.
Businesses can disseminate vital AIDS information through print, broadcast and billboard advertising space. Businesses can also participate in policy dialogue and lobbying for effective AIDS policies.
Financial resources are urgently needed to support AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support services. Business is becoming a significant contributor to the AIDS response by donating financial resources for these lifesaving programmes.
Business expertise, services and materials are needed in every aspect of the AIDS response. In-kind contributions from business can include the donation of advisory services, seconded personnel, printing, office facilities, equipment, supplies and access to distribution networks. Companies may offer logistical support and networks for the distribution of vital goods such as condoms or ARVs.
The UNAIDS Secretariat can also support public-private partnerships working to accelerate the development of preventive HIV technologies such as microbicides, improved female condoms and a vaccine, as well as advances in therapies such as simpler and more effective next-generation drugs.
Advocacy of global issues; Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines developmentSustainable Development Goals
1. No poverty; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 12. Responsible consumption and productionIssue areas
Child Labour; Children's Rights; Health; Poverty; Principle 5; YouthRegions / countries / territories
Health Care; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Media; Other; Personal & Household Goods; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications; Travel & Leisure