Second Meeting of the Africa Forum on HIV and the LawPublished on Monday, 26 May 2014 13:47
The Africa Forum on HIV and the Law is a Forum that deliberates over issues of law and human rights in Africa in the context of HIV, and to notice progress on the recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law in the Continent.
UNDP RSC Africa convened the Second Africa Forum on HIV and the Law on 26 May, 2014 at Nouakchott, Mauritania.
This edition of the Forum was graced by around 40 stakeholders comprising of a Member of Parliament from the Burundi National Assembly, regional civil society organisations (ASWA, CEHURD, INERELA+, REMASTP, ENDA Santé, International HIV/AIDS Alliance and AMSHeR), representatives from the African Union Commission, UNAIDS RST WCA, UNAIDS Liaison Office to the AU and UNECA, regional economic communities (COMESA, EAC, ECCAS, ECSA-Health Community, IGAD, SADC and UMA), Mauritania CNLS, WHO, FAO, UNICEF and UNDP Mauritania, UNDP DR Congo, UNDP Malawi, UNDP Nigeria and UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa. The Second Africa Forum, whose theme was to understand ways of addressing human rights crises in the context of HIV was inaugurated by a Panel comprising Dr. Salla Ba (Secretary General CNLS Mauritania), Dr. Mamadou Diallo (Regional Director UNAIDS RST WCA), Dr. Marie-Goretti Harakeye Ndayisaba (Head of Division, Dept. Of Social Affairs AUC) and Mm Couma Mar Gadio (RR UNDP & RC UN, Mauritania).
The Meeting deliberated over a report presented by UNDP RSC Africa titled “A Report on progress towards achieving law & human rights goals within the African Union (AU) Roadmap on Shared Responsibility and Global Solidarity for AIDS, TB and Malaria Response in Africa (2012-2015)” and through group discussions, planned the way forward to address human rights crises in the context of HIV in Africa.