Preventing and Responding to HIV Related Human Rights Crises: Guidance for UN Agencies and Programmes

Guidelines - Released in 2014

This document was developed in response to the increase in HIV-related human rights crises in recent years in countries around the world and the need for guidance for country-based United Nations (UN) staff in determining how best to respond to these events. It is based on a 2012 guidance note prepared by the UNAIDS Secretariat for its staff. This expanded guidance is primarily intended for members of Joint UN Country Teams on AIDS (UNAIDS co-sponsoring organizations, UNAIDS Secretariat and other relevant UN partners). It will also be of interest to staff members of other international organizations who are concerned about or may need to contribute to a crisis response, such as international donors/development partners, representatives of foreign diplomatic missions and civil society groups.


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  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)