Operation and Governance 

Declaration of Commitment

All member institutions of the Network have completed a Declaration of Commitment as a mandatory requirement of their involvement. This document outlines the history of the Network, the context within which it was formed and the mission and role of the Network moving forward into the future. Further, each member has signed to fulfill a series of commitments:

"We therefore, solemnly

Commit ourselves to pursuing all necessary efforts to the ongoing functioning of the WHO Network for HIV and Health in the Western Pacific Region and declare to act as an active member of the Network.

Commit ourselves to act in line with the Network's mission: To collaborate in supporting Member States to implement effective multidisciplinary public health approaches to HIV according to WHO strategic directions.

Reaffirm our commitment to implement fully the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, entitled 'Global Crisis-Global Action', adopted by the General Assembly at its twenty-sixth special session, in 2001; and to achieve the internationally agreed development goals and objectives, including the Millennium Development Goals, in particular the Goal to halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS, the agreements dealing with HIV/AIDS reached at all major United Nations conferences and summits, including the 2005 World Summit and its statement on treatment, and the goal of achieving universal access to reproductive health by 2015, as set out at the International Conference on Population and Development.

Commit ourselves in the ongoing functioning of the Network to:

  • participate and contribute actively;
  • provide our organization's expertise as possible;
  • respond to communications in a timely manner; and
  • meet all Network membership requirements and criteria on an ongoing basis."



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