UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS)

UNAIDS profile

  • Overview

    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.

    Cash donations:
    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.

    In-kind contributions:
    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.

    Further guidelines
    1. http://data.unaids.org/pub/Manual/2007/unaids_guidelines_august2007_draft4_en.pdf
    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines development

    Sustainable 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 production

    Issue areas

    Child Labour; Children's Rights; Health; Poverty; Principle 5; Youth

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 11 countries (click to show)
    Botswana; Burkina Faso; Ghana; Kenya; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Rwanda; South Africa; Swaziland; Zambia
    Americas: 5 countries (click to show)
    Argentina; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Peru
    Asia: 4 countries (click to show)
    Cambodia; India; Kazakhstan; Vietnam
    Europe: 1 countries (click to show)
    Middle East: 2 countries (click to show)
    Algeria; Morocco

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Health Care; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Media; Other; Personal & Household Goods; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications; Travel & Leisure


    Description Date
    UNAIDS & Orange: Mobile Technology To Fight Aids 12 Sep 2016
    Global Partnership on HIV & Mobile Workers in the Maritime Sector 19 Jun 2010
    Global HIV Prevention Awareness Campaign through Post Offices 19 Jun 2010
    Prevention of HIV mother to child transmission 17 Dec 2009
    Business HIV Prevention Campaign around the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 28 Aug 2009
    Business partnerships for addressing Sexual Violence against Girls 18 Nov 2008
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