Civil Society Consultation on the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS

Date: 
30 Apr 2014 to 1 May 2014
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand

A Civil Society Consultation will be held at the Pullman King Power Bangkok Hotel from 30 April to 1 May 2014  to engage civil society in the preparatory process leading up to the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS.

The objectives of the Consultation are:

  • to provide representatives of civil society with an overview of ESCAP intergovernmental processes and the current status of preparations for the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS;
  • to identify the priority issues from the standpoint of civil society that should be discussed during the Intergovernmental Meeting;
  • to discuss potential elements of a regional framework for action that could be endorsed by the Intergovernmental  Meeting; and
  • to begin to define civil society contributions to, and participation in, the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS and its preparatory process.

The Consultation will be attended by representatives of Asia-Pacific regional or subregional networks of  civil society organizations covering issues related to legal and policy barriers to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services with an established working relationship in the area of intergovernmental forums on issues of HIV and AIDS.