Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNHCR and WFP are Cosponsors of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and under the Division of Labour convene work on HIV services in humanitarian emergencies. UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO are among the agency partners.
UNAIDS Secretariat plays an important role in security and humanitarian settings, with humanitarian emergencies mentioned in the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS and UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021. As shown in the UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021, the Secretariat recognizes the pivotal role played by civil society and promotes the principle of the Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) at all stages of an emergency and as a means to ensure that no one is left behind. At the country level, UNAIDS works with Focal Points from the Joint Team on HIV/AIDS so that HIV is integrated within the cluster system and that the collaborative response is evidence based.
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The Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on HIV in Emergencies (HIV-E) is a group of agencies working at global, regional and country level that seek to accelerate the global response to address HIV in the context of humanitarian emergencies. This interagency body is comprised of representatives of UN agencies, donors and non-governmental organizations.