On March 3-4, 2011, UN staff, donors, and civil society representatives met in New York to discuss how the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria might best operationalize the promotion of human rights and equitable access as one of its five strategic objectives.
The meeting covered the following human rights issues related to the Global Fund's 2012-2016 strategy:
- Scope and content of the Global Fund's human rights commitment and obligation;
- Promoting human rights in Global Fund-supported programs and advocacy;
- Oversight and monitoring and evaluation of the Global Fund's portfolio according to human rights criteria;
- Addressing human rights risks and violations associated with Global Fund grants.
Discussion papers on each of these issues, as well as a paper exploring the relationship between human rights and equity, were prepared for the meeting.