Asia-Pacific Regional Dialogue of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law

16-Feb-2011 - 17-Feb-2011

Venue : Bangkok, Thailand

Participation - Only By Invitation   
Asia-Pacific Regional Dialogue of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law
Bangkok, 16-17 February 2011

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Asia-Pacific Regional Dialogue of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, which will be held on 16 and 17 February 2011 in the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok. The Regional Dialogue is being organized by the Secretariat of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and with support from the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre and the UNAIDS Regional Support Team (RST), Asia-Pacific Region. The Regional Dialogue constitutes the first in a series of four regional consultations that will be convened as part of the work plan of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law.

The objective of the Regional Dialogue is to provide a forum for governments and civil society organizations in the Asia-Pacific region to share information and experiences on addressing legal and policy barriers in the context of HIV and AIDS.  As you may recall, the Governments of the Asia-Pacific region, in adopting ESCAP resolution 66/10 on 19 May 2010, noted with “particular concern the extent of the legal and policy barriers that impede progress in developing and implementing effective ways of responding to HIV and related risks among [key affected populations]”.

In particular, the Regional Dialogue will address laws and practices related to:
  1. The marginalization of people living with HIV and vulnerable to HIV;
  2. Violence and discrimination against women;
  3. Access to HIV-related treatment; and
  4. HIV and children.
The Regional Dialogue will assist the Global Commission in its efforts to develop actionable, evidence-informed and human rights-based recommendations for effective HIV responses that protect and promote the rights of people living with, and most vulnerable to, HIV.  The evidence-informed inputs from policymakers will serve as a basis for the Global Commission’s work.  For more information on the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, please visit http://www.hivlawcommission.org/