A new regional program focusing on legal and policy change in Africa has been invited to proceed to grant-making. The $10.5 million program aims to strengthen access to services for key populations in 10 countries – Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. As previously reported by Aidspan, this is one of thirteen regional concept notes approved in September to proceed to grant-making.
Hanoi, 14 October 2015 – Over the past decade, some 25 countries and territories across Asia and the Pacific have introduced a range of protective laws and ordinances, passed supportive court judgements and pioneered constitutional reform processes that promoted the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. This momentum for greater legal and social acceptance of LGBTI people in the region has potential to guide governments, civil society
Bangkok – A regional Blueprint that specifically addresses the health needs and human rights of transgender people in Asia and the Pacific was jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Health Policy Project (HPP).
The latest issue of our Newsletter – September 2015 – is out! Follow the link below to get caught up on updates and key developments related to HIV and the law. In this issue you’ll find a compilation of recent news articles and stories of implementation of the recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, with links to access the full articles on the we
Government, civil society representatives and development partners have committed to address drug control laws and policies that negatively affect human rights and public health goals, including a commitment to advocate for international guidelines on drug policy, at a consultation convened by UNDP’s HIV, Health and Development Group in New York.
According to the 2015 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), 246 million people worldwide use drugs, with 12 million of these injecting them.
- UNAIDS warns of millions of AIDS-related deaths and continued devastation from pandemics if leaders don’t address inequalities
- Digital innovations transforming HIV treatment, care and support services in the Pacific islands
- UNDP convened Global Dialogue to discuss strengthening civil society in the HIV response
- UNDP, Gov’t of Namibia & Namibian Competition Commission host event on Competition Law
- Global Fund Results Report Reveals COVID-19 Devastating Impact on HIV, TB and Malaria Programs