The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) was launched in 1996 to strengthen the UN response to AIDS. Headquartered in Geneva, UNAIDS works actively in more than 80 countries, assisted by regional support teams. The mission of UNAIDS is to lead and inspire the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
Through a series of goals, resolutions and declarations, including Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS (2006), Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS (2001), Millennium Development Goals (2000), and the UN Security Council Resolution 1308 (2000) adopted by Member States of the UN, the world has a set of commitments and actions to stop and reverse the spread of HIV and scale up towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services.
UNAIDS brings together the efforts of ten UN system organizations: UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank.With its Cosponsors, UNAIDS assists in ensuring better coordination among its partners in the UN system and among governments, civil society actors, donors
and the private sector, and provides technical support to countries in assisting the implementation of their national AIDS plans.
UNAIDS in Armenia
UNAIDS established its presence in Armenia in 2004. Closely cooperating with national institutions, civil society and other international organizations, UNAIDS assists Armenia in achieving Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, and contributes to the attainment of its Millennium Development Goals.
UNAIDS provides technical support and policy advice to accelerate multi-sectoral, comprehensive and inclusive response to HIV/AIDS in Armenia. Through the UN Joint Team on AIDS the UNAIDS Country Office (UCO) assists the country to fully implement the UNAIDS “Three Ones” Principle:
UNAIDS action aims at helping Armenia to achieve the most effective and efficient use of resources, to ensure rapid action and results-based management and to strengthen national ownership of the response. In order to achieve further progress and take steps to address specific gaps in the response to the epidemic as well as the social, political and structural constraints that limit results, in 2009 UNAIDS responded through UNAIDS Outcome Framework, 2009-2011 - "Joint Action for Results", to optimize partnerships between the UNAIDS Secretariat and the Cosponsors.
For the period of 2010-2011, harmonized with the National Strategy and UNDAF, the UN Joint Team on AIDS in Armenia has identified three priority areas under the UNAIDS Outcome Framework for joint action in support of the national AIDS response:
The cross-cutting strategies aimed at enabling joint programmes to contribute to the priority areas identified are:
Results to achieve through the 2010-11 biennium:
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