Mainstreaming HIV Policy in South Africa

Participants to the workshop on mainstreaming HIV and gender related issues into EIAs, 26-28 November 2012

In collaboration with the UN Joint Programme of Support (JPS) on HIV, UNDP supports the response of the South African government to the HIV and TB epidemics  UN support is strategically aligned to the activities of the HIV, TB & STI National Strategic Plan for South Africa 2012-2016 with four strategic objectives:

  • Address Social and Structural Drivers of HIV and TB Prevention, Care and Impact
  • Prevent New HI V, STI and TB Infections
  • Sustain Health and Wellness
  • Ensure Protection of Human Rights and Increased Access to Justice

UNDP’s response to HIV is guided by the UNAIDS division of labour, which assigns specific responsibilities to each of the ten UNAIDS Cosponsors and the UNAIDS Secretariat, in line with organizational mandates and comparative advantages. UNDP is the lead UN organization for addressing dimensions of HIV relating to development planning and mainstreaming; governance of HIV responses; and law, human rights and gender, including sexual minorities.

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