Donor Cuts for Global HIV Investments Imperil Programming for Key Populations

Published: July 21, 2016

Durban, South Africa – MSMGF attended Tuesday a press conference to address the findings of a new Kaiser Family Foundation/UNAIDS report presenting alarming data that 13 of 14 donor governments reduced funding in 2014-2015 for AIDS investments in low- and middle-income countries. Chris Beyrer of the International AIDS Society noted this reduction in funding is expected to fall particularly hard …


IMPORTANT REMINDER: Pre-Conference Registration and IAC Profile Check List

Published: June 30, 2016

MSMGF is very excited about the 12th International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa and our Pre-Conference on Saturday July 16th, Action + Access: Rights and Demands of Gay and Bisexual Men in the Global HIV Response. Featuring a stellar collection of abstract-driven and special sessions, we are confident that our program selections will inspire, educate, motivate and reignite our …


Small Wins Amidst A High-Level Failure

Published: June 9, 2016

Several United Nations Member States Commit to Engage Key Populations During the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS New York, New York — As we reported yesterday with our partners NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men, the …

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A High-Level Failure for the United Nations on Key Populations

Published: June 8, 2016

Gay Men, Transgender People and Sex Workers Outraged Over Failed Political Declaration From the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS New York, NY – The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), The Global Network of Trans Women and HIV (IRGT), Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE),  and MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) together with the Global Platform to …


UN High-Level Meeting Zero Draft: 5 Critical Priorities for Key Populations in the Global HIV Response

Published: April 22, 2016

On Monday, the UN 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). In the days since, civil society organizations have provided extensive feedback to defend and strengthen points critical to the many communities affected by the global HIV response. In particular, MSMGF contributed to and supports …

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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 …


MSMGF and Global Advocacy Coalition Partners Call for Improvements to 2016 PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) Process

Published: November 25, 2015

Earlier this month, the U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) in Washington, D.C. released draft guidance for the 2016 PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) process. This guidance was available for civil society review for one week, at which point MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV) and its advocacy coalition partners submitted consolidated feedback of civil society …


Avis urgent demandé de la part de la société civile sur les nouvelles lignes directrices du plan pays opérationnel PEPFAR 2016(COP)

Published: November 13, 2015

Le Forum mondial sur les HSH et le VIH (MSMGF) souhaite informer nos partenaires de la nécessité d’envoyer les réactions de la société civile cette semaine sur le projet PEPFAR 2016 concernant les lignes directrices du Plan opérationnel pays/région (COP). Selon le bureau du coordinateur américain de la lutte contre le sida dans le monde (OGAC), jeudi 12 novembre, le …


Civil Society Feedback Needed THIS WEEK On New 2016 PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) Guidance

Published: November 13, 2015

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) would like to inform our partners of the urgent need for civil society to provide feedback this week on draft PEPFAR 2016 Country/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) Guidance. According to the U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), on Thursday, November 12th, the draft COP/ROP guidance will be posted on for …