UNAIDS Russia Office was founded and established in 1997
Mr. Bertil Lindblad, UNAIDS Representative in the Russian Federation
The aim of UNAIDS is to help mount and support an expanded response to the HIV epidemic which involves different sectors and partners including government and civil society organizations as well as the private sector and mass media. UNAIDS enables a more effective response to the epidemic by supporting activities in the following areas:
Leadership and advocacy for effective action on the epidemic.
Strategic information to guide efforts against AIDS worldwide.
Tracking, monitoring and evaluation of the epidemic and the response.
Civil society and people living with HIV engagement and partnership development.
Mobilization of resources to implement an effective response.
UNAIDS brings together the efforts and resources of 10 UN organizations in support of national responses to the epidemic. It also provides key support to the United Nations Theme Group (UNTG) on HIV/AIDS, the joint policy and strategy decision-making body for UN agencies working and HIV and AIDS at the country level.
The 10 UNAIDS cosponsoring organizations are:
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
World Food Programme (WFP)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Bank
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
The UNTG on HIV/AIDS in the Russian Federation was established in 1998. Since then it has made a unique contribution to enable effective coordination among all UN agencies actively involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
The initiative "Coordination in Action: Applying the Three Ones Principles in the Russian Federation" was launched jointly by the Russian Government and UNAIDS in early 2005. This initiative, funded by DfID, Sida, the U.S. Government, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and several UN agencies aims at promoting and facilitating a major change in the national response to HIV and AIDS to enable broad multisectoral, well-coordinated and expanded action using the "Three Ones" as guiding principles.
The "Three Ones" are:
One AIDS Action Framework that provides the basis for coordinating the work of all partners
One National AIDS Coordinating Authority with a broad-based multisectoral mandate
One country-level Monitoring and Evaluation System
Alongside with the implementation of the 'Coordination in Action' initiative UNAIDS has been actively supporting a wide-range of projects working on leadership, advocacy and policy development. Programme supports national efforts towards implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. It acts as liaison to build and strengthen partnerships between state and non-governmental organizations, the private sector and the international donor community. The Program provides support, information and consultation on all aspects of the response to HIV and AIDS.
Federal ministries, government institutions, civil society organizations, networks of people living with HIV, multilateral and bilateral donor organizations.