United Nations HLM Political Declaration Zero Draft Released: Early Highlights and Important Next Steps

Published: April 19, 2016

Yesterday, April 18th, the United Nations Mission co-facilitators, Zambia and Switzerland released the “Zero Draft” of the political declaration for the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM). MSMGF thanks the governments of Zambia and Switzerland for facilitating an inclusive process in developing and releasing the Zero Draft. This draft builds on the 2011 Political Declaration, aligning with the Sustainable …

Advocacy Next Steps for the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS

Published: April 14, 2016

Ensuring a Bold Response to the Political Declaration Zero Draft   MSMGF has provided recommendations on several key advocacy entry points to influence the document drafts that lead-up to the High-Level Meeting (HLM) in June. These include: April 15 – Release of the Zero Draft Political Declaration The UN Mission co-facilitators Switzerland and Zambia have indicated that they will release …

Unfinished Business: Taking Bolder Action to Address HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men

Published: April 11, 2016

Last Tuesday, April 5th, MSMGF held the Civil Society Hearings Side Event, Unfinished Business – Taking bolder action to address HIV among gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men, at the United Nations in New York City in close consultation with the Global Platform to Fast Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay, …

MEDIA ALERT! SIDE EVENT on HIV & AIDS at the United Nations in New York: April 5th, 3PM-6PM

Published: March 29, 2016

“Unfinished Business: HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men” March 29, 2016 (Oakland, California)- MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) is organizing a Side Event to the upcoming Civil Society Hearings in the lead-up to the United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS (HLM) in New York. Titled: Unfinished …

Will the Global HIV Response Fail Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men?

Published: March 17, 2016

Will the Global HIV Response Fail Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men?:Engaging with the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS One of the key global HIV advocacy opportunities of this year, if not of many years to come, will occur at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM), to be held at the United Nations …

Your Chance to be Heard on an International Stage!

Published: March 10, 2016

MSMGF is excited to announce opportunities for ANYONE to tell their personal story. MSMGF is excited to announce a video testimonial project and we encourage everyone to participate. As we move closer and closer to the High Level Meeting in New York and the International AIDS Conference in Durban we need your powerful voice to help keep the focus on …

UNAIDS Sets Distressing Precedent with Weak Messaging Before High Level Meeting on HIV

Published: March 8, 2016

This letter was initiated by ICASO with contributions from MSMGF. Please let us know if you would like to sign on to this letter. Letter to Mr. Michel Sidibé Executive Director UNAIDS Geneva, Switzerland Dear Michel, Your tenure at UNAIDS has been marked by remarkable leadership in the global fight against AIDS, particularly the courageous way you have promoted rights-based …

MSMGF Calls for Applications for New Members of the Youth Reference Group (YRG)!

Published: March 3, 2016

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) is happy to announce this call for new members of the MSMGF Youth Reference Group (YRG)! The YRG is currently seeking expressions of interest from activists who focus on issues concerning HIV among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Applicants should have experience and interest in working on HIV policy …

International AIDS Pre-conference Registration is Open!

Published: February 23, 2016

Registration for the 21st International AIDS pre-conferences is now open! This year, the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) is taking a new approach to the traditional pre-conferences, offering a more formal programme to enhance the delegate experience. For the first time, a selected group of independently organized pre-conference meetings will be held within the main conference venue over the weekend of …

International AIDS Conference Reminder: CONTRIBUTE CONTENT!

Published: January 22, 2016

MSMGF would like to remind and encourage all of our stakeholders and community members to submit content for the 2016 International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa on July 18-22. It is crucially important to contribute so your opinions and needs are represented and addressed! You are encouraged to submit an abstract and share your research, submit a workshop that …

First Findings from 2014 Global Men’s Health and Rights Survey Now Available!

Published: December 16, 2015

New Series of Research Briefs Examines Challenges and Opportunities to Global HIV Service Scale-up for MSM   MSMGF has partnered with LINKAGES and FHI360 to publish, Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men, the first of a series of technical briefs highlighting the main findings from MSMGF’s 2014 Global Men’s Health and Rights (GMHR) …

International AIDS Conference Registration Update: SCHOLARSHIPS!!

Published: December 7, 2015

MSMGF would like to remind and encourage all of our stakeholders and community members to apply for financial aid scholarships for the 2016 International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa on July 18-22. Completed applications with a letter of recommendation are due by February 12th. The MSMGF preconference registration will be available at http://www.aids2016.org in February as well. Please remind …