Reflections on the 2021 IAS Conference on HIV Science

Organized by CSIS  Reflections on the 2021 IAS Conference on HIV Science July 30, 2021 RSVP This June, member states at the UN High-Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS adopted a Political Declaration in order to get the world on track to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. The International AIDS Society hosted its 11th…

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Advocacy Updates ~ July 13, 2021

Administration News Biden administration releases global COVID-19 response and recovery framework  On July 1, the White House released its U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework, which outlines five objectives to achieve its overarching goals of ending the pandemic and strengthening global recovery and readiness for future pandemic threats. These objectives include: 1) accelerating equitable…

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Advocacy Updates ~ June 28, 2021

Administration News Leaders commit to equitable COVID-19 tools access, WHO reform and announce manufacturing and supply chain task force at U.S.-E.U. Summit U.S. and European leaders met on June 15 to renew their Transatlantic partnership, set an agenda for the post-pandemic era, and commit to regular dialogues to review progress. Their statement included many global…

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2021 Week of Action

Organized by UNA-USA Week of Action June 6-11, 2021 Register This summer, you’ll have the opportunity to speak directly with your Members of Congress to urge them to support fully funding our UN dues and maintaining strong U.S. leadership at the UN during our virtual Week of Action June 6-11! With two days of programming and…

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Advocacy Updates ~ April 28, 2021

Administration News Biden administration releases preview of FY22 budget request On April 9, the Biden Administration released a preview of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 discretionary budget request–the traditional first step in the budget process that enables lawmakers to begin drafting their annual appropriations bills. The discretionary budget includes a historic increase of the International…

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What it Takes: Achieving the MDGs by 2015

Last week, world leaders gathered in New York City to discuss a variety of global issues including the future of global health and the progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  In a joint statement – released by the WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF, and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health…

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UN Agencies Commit to Joint Action – A Potential Game Changer for NCDs?

This is a guest blog by Greg Paton, Policy Manager, NCD Alliance This past December representatives from various UN agencies met in New York to discuss UN wide collaboration on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs). The release of the meeting’s report last week drew little attention from the global health world. This is understandable given the gauntlet of NCD…

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Reaching a Major Milestone in Securing Global Solutions to NCDs

IFIC Foundation Executive Director Kimberly Reed reacts to the UN’s political declaration on NCDs Earlier this week, Heads of State from around the world met at the United Nations for the High-level Meeting on Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Prevention and Control and unanimously adopted a political declaration to stand united in a global fight against NCDs,…

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Why Business Should Care About NCDs

The Corporate Council on Africa CEO Stephen Hayes on engaging the private sector in the fight against NCDs With the forthcoming High-Level United Nations Summit on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York next week, NCDs are gaining global recognition as a threat and burden to low-income countries’ economies and development. NCDs – namely cardiovascular disease,…

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Bringing Everyone to the Table in Fighting NCDs

NEW YORK–Our event at the UN on mobilizing action to address NCDs was a great opportunity to dive deeper into the private sector’s role after attending a session at the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s conference that touched on the topic. In a session on the critical role of multisectoral engagement Herb…

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