Forty-sixth session


Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the report on significant developments of the new Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS);*

         Noting that the United Nations Programme on AIDS will officially commence operations on 1 January 1996;

         Recognizing the programme's objectives and management structure;

         Noting also that, from the Western Pacific Region, Australia, China and Japan have been selected as members of the Programme Coordinating Board which is the governing body of the new programme;

         Anticipating that the Region can, in coordination with the new programme, continue its work to strengthen national sexually transmitted disease programmes, HIV and AIDS surveillance, training of special population groups, including health care workers, and integrating WHO activities into the new programme's intercountry and country activities;

  1. URGES Member States:
    (1) to strengthen their national programmes on prevention and control of HIV/AIDS;
    (2) to give their full support to the new Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS towards the achievement of its goals;
    (3) to participate actively in the Programme Coordinating Board;
    (4) to recommend future directions for collaboration with the new programme;
    (5) to coordinate closely with the new programme's focal point in each country to ensure effective integration with the multisectoral national AIDS prevention and control efforts;
  2. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to ensure the active collaboration of the Regional Office, in the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS;
    (2) to develop an appropriate technical and support role for the WHO country offices within the framework of the new programme;
    (3) to report in 1996 on significant developments relating to the new programme.

* WPR/RC46/8

14 September 1995

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