Regional Initiatives

UNDP works with countries to understand and respond to the development dimensions of HIV and health, recognizing that development action outside the health sector can often contribute significantly to better health outcomes.

As a founding Cosponsor of UNAIDS, 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. UNDP addresses dimensions of HIV that relate to development planning and mainstreaming; governance of HIV responses; and law, human rights, gender equality and sexual diversity. In addition, UNDP contributes to public health and development partnerships through collaborations with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Roll Back Malaria, and special programmes on human reproduction and infectious diseases that disproportionately affect poor populations.

UNDP supports advocacy and research for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including by promoting cross-MDG initiatives that create synergy for achieving HIV targets together with other MDGs