Civil Society Consultation on the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS
A Civil Society Consultation was 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 were:
- 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 was 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.