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Briefing on Civil society participation in the Pandemic Accord governance

As Member States approach the final Intergovernmental Negotiating Body meeting of the Pandemic Accord it is critical that the role of civil society (particularly community-led organisations)  is recognised and supported. In this briefing, STOPAIDS, GNP+, WACI Health, AVAC and GFAN share key proposals to ensure the meaningful participation of civil society and communities in the proposed Conference of the Parties.

STOPAIDS statement on the 2023 White Paper on International Development, November 2023

In November 2023, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Affairs (FCDO) released a White Paper on International Development.  STOPAIDS’ analysis of the white paper reveals noteworthy elements such as the commitment to digital transformation, emphasis on equal partnership and local production, and recognition of the critical role played by the World Health Organisation. Despite these … Continued

Statement: Civil society and community participation in the Pandemic Accord, November 2023

The work of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) responsible for drafting and negotiating a WHO Pandemic Accord is at a crucial moment. With 6 months remaining, it is critical that civil society and communities can bring their expertise and experience to this process in an effective and meaningful way. Ahead of the resumed INB7 meeting … Continued

Launching the Principles of Meaningful Involvement of Communities and Civil Society in Global Health Governance, October 2023

The Principles of Meaningful Involvement of Communities and Civil Society in Global Health Governance have been developed by collating the experiences of communities and civil society in global health to suggest what lessons and principles we should take forward in global health governance. Drawing on years of established practice across the majority of the largest … Continued

STOPAIDS statement: Analysis of the 2019 & 2023 UHC Political Declarations, September 2023

STOPAIDS and partners developed a statement comparing the commitments in the 2019 UHC Political Declaration and the 2023 UHC Political Declaration, focusing on the following areas: References To HIV Human Rights Language Communities Integration In summary, the 2023 UHC Political Declaration takes positive steps towards prioritising person-centred care, better coordination in healthcare, and increased recognition … Continued

Webinar: Principles to guide engagement with communities and civil society in global health governance; August 2023

In 2020, STOPAIDS, Aidsfonds, Frontline AIDS, & Civil Society Sustainability Network (CSSN) published a report titled ‘HIV, Universal Health Coverage, and the Future of the Global Health Architecture: A civil society discussion paper on key trends and principles for evolution‘. The report collated some of the experiences of the HIV movement and suggested what lessons and principles might inform the development of the global health architecture going forward, including the meaningful … Continued

Featured Consultation Report: Principles for the Meaningful Involvement of Civil Society and Communities in Global Health Governance, August 2023

This October 2022 document is the result of consultations towards the co-creation of key principles for the meaningful involvement of civil society and communities in global health governance, drawing on constituency based governance structures. The process builds on preliminary ideas from work that Aidsfonds, Frontline AIDS, Civil Society Sustainability Network (CSSN) and STOPAIDS did together … Continued

High Level Meeting Briefings, May 2023

In light of the multi-stakeholder hearings on TB, PPR, and UHC that took place between the 8-9th of May and the release of the zero drafts for the HLM on TB and on UHC, STOPAIDS and partners have released a series of briefings for advocates participating in the upcoming negotiations for the political declarations and … Continued

Access Denied – Extractive Research & Development in the COVID-19 Pandemic, May 2023

This report, part of the Access Denied series, explores the role that UK public entities have played in supporting the development of COVID-19 tools such as diagnostics, vaccines and treatments. It highlights how the lack of equitable access safeguards across the research and development (R&D) continuum results in the perpetuation of an extractive global health … Continued

Access Denied: report series launch, March 2023

Three years on, the COVID-19 pandemic has officially caused the deaths of over 7 million people, disrupting livelihoods globally and continuing to have a devastating impact on communities that  don’t have widespread access to health technologies. The world’s response to the pandemic has demonstrated the flaws in the existing global system for the research, development … Continued