The virtual consultation will inform the Global Review Panel on the future of the UNAIDS Joint Programme model.
The virtual consultation aims to:
  • Encourage meaningful engagement on a number of strategic questions over three key discussion topics.
  • Capture a diverse range of stakeholder inputs.
  • Serve as a primary input for the report and recommendations of the Global Review Panel.
The virtual consultation is open to everyone. We hope you will encourage participation among your colleagues and friends.
The virtual consultation will be conducted over a two-week period, starting from 30 January.
We would be grateful if you could bear the following in mind when posting comments:
  • Be concise, specific and action-oriented. This will help the consultation moderator and rapporteur to capture your ideas in their recommendations to UNAIDS.
  • Stay on topic. The virtual consultation is a discussion of how UNAIDS works. Please stay on this topic to provide the most useful inputs to the recommendations of the panel.
  • Be respectful. The power of the AIDS movement is in its respect for human rights, dignity and inclusiveness. Please keep these principles in mind.

You are encouraged to include your name and location when you participate, but it is not a requirement. Anonymous inputs are also welcome.

The report of the virtual consultation is available.


At its December 2016 meeting,  the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board requested the UNAIDS Executive Director and the UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations to establish a panel of highly experienced and technical members to recommend ways to strengthen the unique Joint Programme model of UNAIDS (see full Board decision).

Helen Clark, Chair of UN Development Group, and Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, co-convene the Global Review Panel. The Panel is co-chaired by Awa Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal, and Lennarth Hjelmåker, Ambassador for Global Health, Sweden. It includes representatives of key stakeholders, including UN Member States, people living with HIV and other key affected populations, UN agencies and other multilateral institutions and private foundations.

Panel selection has ensured diversity in terms of geographical representation, communities represented and areas of technical expertise. The defining criteria in the selection of panel members were:
  • to be representative of a key stakeholder or country in the HIV response and/or in the global health/development landscape;
  • to have the capacity and time to engage constructively throughout the duration of the Panel;
  • to possess a clear understanding and deep knowledge of the Joint Programme.

The report of the Panel, featuring its recommendations, will be the basis for deliberations within the UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations on a revised operating model for the Joint Programme, as per the Terms of Reference.

The Co-Chairs prepared a background paper 'Review, refine and reinforce' to support the Panel's work. The Global Review Panel held its first meeting on 20 January 2017, in Geneva. You can find out more about it here, and read the first meeting report here.

To ensure that a strong country perspective informed the proceedings of the Global Review Panel, the Co-Chairs also held a series of mini-consultations in Kampala, Uganda, from 21 to 23 February. The consultation team was led by Co-Chair Lennarth Hjelmåker. The consultation was structured around four roundtables, involving the Government of Uganda, civil society organizations, development partners, the UN Country Team and the Joint UN Programme of Support on AIDS respectively. Panel Co-Chairs prepared a summary of the  consultation discussion and findings in a report, which is now available here.

The Global Review Panel held its second meeting on 17 March 2017, in Geneva. A report prepared by the Co-Chairs on this meeting will be made available here shortly.


Here you can find the panellists' biographies.
Helen Clark
Chair of United Nations Development Group & Administrator, UNDP
Michel Sidibé
Executive Director, UNAIDS
Awa Coll-Seck
Minister of Health, Republic of Senegal
Lennarth Hjelmåker
Special Ambassador for Global Health, Sweden
Jeffry Acaba
Education and Advocacy Lead, Youth LEAD (Asia Pacific Network of Young Key Populations)
Isaac Adewole
Minister of Health, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva
Deborah Birx
Ambassador, U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy
Ertharin Cousin
Executive Director, World Food Programme
Kieran Daly
Deputy Director, Global Policy and Advocacy: HIV, TB, Malaria and the Global Fund, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Susan Eckey
Ambassador of Norway to the Republic of Uganda
Sammie Pesky Eddico
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ghana to the European Offices of the UN, WTO and other International Organisations in Geneva and Vienna
Daniel Graymore
Head of Global Funds Department and Senior Representative in Geneva for Department for International Development, United Kingdom
Nduku Kilonzo
Director, National AIDS Control Council, the Republic of Kenya
Smail Mesbah
Director-General of Prevention and Health Promotion, Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Executive Director, UN Women
Alessandro Nilo
Executive Director, Gestos

Dr Dmitry Pinevich
Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Belaru
Kate Thomson
Head of the Community, Rights and Gender Department at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Suwit Wibulpolprasert
Advisor to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health, Kingdom of Thailand
*Panellists were invited in their personal capacity