22-26 April 2013, Malawi – Malawi held an HIV Law Retreat, convened by the Department of Nutrition, HIV & AIDS (the Office of the President), the Malawi Law Commission and UNDP, to review the Malawi Law Commission’s draft HIV Bill, 2008, in light of the recommendations made by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law and by the national Legal Environment Assessment. A Task Team was subsequently set up to integrate the wording of the proposed changes into the amended HIV Bill.
24 April 2013, Mozambique – The Government of Mozambique submitted an amended HIV Law to Parliament for consideration which removed provisions to criminalise HIV transmission from Law 12/2009, amongst other things, and suggested further provisions to strengthen rights-based protection in Law 5/2002 (relating to HIV in the workplace). UNDP Mozambique supported the process by reviewing and commenting on the law.
3-4 April 2013, Accra, Ghana – The National Policy Dialogue on Human Rights, HIV and Law in Ghana was convened in Accra by the Ghana AIDS Commission, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Ghana with support from UNDP Ghana.
12 March 2013, Johannesburg – The first meeting of the Africa Forum to follow up on the recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law was held at Johannesburg. Attended by 28 participants from 7 African countries, the participants represented regional civil society organisations (a regional MSM organisation, the regional sex workers’ organisation, the regional media organisation working against HIV, and a regional interfaith organisation), regional economic communities
27-28 February 2013, Johannesburg – An orientation and Planning Workshop organised in Johannesburg to orient the UNDP Country Office Focal Points and consultants as well as the Regional Service Centre staff. The outcome from the meeting, which was attended by 25 participants, was a detailed workplan for 2013 for each country.
- New report shows massive disruption to HIV & other health services in Africa and Asia
- Global Partnership members commemorate Zero Discrimination Day around the world
- People living with HIV in Kyrgyzstan have won the right to adopt
- Legal and Policy Trends Impacting People Living with HIV and Key Populations in Asia and the Pacific 2014-2019
- UNAIDS update: COVID-19 should not be a reason to delay 2030 deadline to end AIDS as a public health threat