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Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and HIV and AIDS Background and updates September 9 2009. Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and HIV and AIDS. BACKGROUND
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Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and HIV and AIDSBackground and updatesSeptember 9 2009
Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and HIV and AIDS BACKGROUND • The UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations (CCO) called for the creation of an inter agency task team (IATT) on Orphans and other Vulnerable Children in March 2001 • UNICEF was requested to convene a meeting with UNAIDS cosponsors and key partner organizations to discuss how to ensure that more orphans and other vulnerable children receive protection, care and support • To better reflect the challenges facing orphans and other children made vulnerable by AIDS, the IATT members agreed in 2004 to change the name from OVC to children and HIV and AIDS. It also decided to expand its membership beyond the UN • This IATT presently comprises representatives from UN, NGOs, donors, academic institutions and other organisations that play a significant role in the international response to children affected by HIV and AIDS
Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and HIV and AIDS PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF WORK • The IATT will provide a forum for supporting a coordinated, accelerated and expanded evidence based response to protect and promote the rights of children affected by HIV and AIDS • The work of the IATT will be guided by recommendations from the Global Partners Forum • The IATT will work closely with other IATTs e.g. PMTCT, Education and Young People • Link closely with work of Regional Inter-Agency Task Teams (RIATTs)
Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and HIV and AIDS OBJECTIVES • Promote coordination and harmonization of policy guidance and programming • Advocate, both internally and externally for accelerated implementation of evidence based interventions • Promote the development and sharing of technical and programming information . • Support and broaden networking and collaboration
Global Partners Forum 2008 • Held in Dublin in October 2008 • More than 180 delegates from 42 countries including leaders in government, civil society and UN agencies • Evidence from IATT, JLICA and other Agencies • Agreed upon communique/way forward
Since the GPF 2008 • Steering committee meeting held in December 2008 • Discussion on reviewing working groups in light of new GPF communique and recommendations • Decision taken to reformulate working groups • Working groups decreased from 7 to 4 • Decision that IATT must look at how to take evidence to action as a priority based on GPF recommendations
IATT working groups 2009 Working groups that were established for 2009 include: • Social Protection (DFID and UNICEF) • Monitoring and Evaluation (USG, SCF and UNICEF) • Communities and Resource Tracking (Firelight and WVI) • Food and Nutrition (WFP and UNICEF) These groups have met by teleconference
Steering Committee and Secretariat • The steering committee is made up of the co-facilitators of the working groups and represents the overall IATT • UNICEF holds the secretariat for the global IATT on children and HIV and AIDS • The secretariat coordinates the steering committee, the working groups and ensures linkages with the RIATT’s • The secretariat also coordinates events such as steering committee meetings, working group meetings and the GPF
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