UN High-Level Meeting Zero Draft: 5 Critical Priorities for Key Populations in the Global HIV Response

Published: April 22, 2016

On Monday, the UN Mission co-facilitators Zambia and Switzerland released the Zero Draft of the political declaration for the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM). In the days since, civil society organizations have provided extensive feedback to defend and strengthen points critical to the many communities affected by the global HIV response. In particular, MSMGF contributed to and supports …

Important Events and Key Dates Leading up to the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), July 16-22

Published: April 21, 2016

Early Registration The Early Registration deadline is April 28th. Many of you have been waiting on scholarship awards to determine if you can afford to register for the conference. You should be notified this week. If you are denied a scholarship IAS will extend the Early Registration discount to May 4th. Register here. Register for the MSMGF Pre-conference Once you …

United Nations HLM Political Declaration Zero Draft Released: Early Highlights and Important Next Steps

Published: April 19, 2016

Yesterday, April 18th, the United Nations Mission co-facilitators, Zambia and Switzerland released the “Zero Draft” of the political declaration for the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM). MSMGF thanks the governments of Zambia and Switzerland for facilitating an inclusive process in developing and releasing the Zero Draft. This draft builds on the 2011 Political Declaration, aligning with the Sustainable …

Advocacy Next Steps for the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS

Published: April 14, 2016

Ensuring a Bold Response to the Political Declaration Zero Draft   MSMGF has provided recommendations on several key advocacy entry points to influence the document drafts that lead-up to the High-Level Meeting (HLM) in June. These include: April 15 – Release of the Zero Draft Political Declaration The UN Mission co-facilitators Switzerland and Zambia have indicated that they will release …

MSMGF’s Youth Reference Group (YRG) is Pleased to Announce New Co-chairs

Published: April 12, 2016

Established in early 2010, the Youth Reference Group (YRG) is composed of advocates who are young gay and bisexual men, and other young men who have sex with men, who work for the health and human rights of these populations in their respective regions around the world. The YRG advises and coordinates the work of the MSMGF on issues affecting …

Unfinished Business: Taking Bolder Action to Address HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men

Published: April 11, 2016

Last Tuesday, April 5th, MSMGF held the Civil Society Hearings Side Event, Unfinished Business – Taking bolder action to address HIV among gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men, at the United Nations in New York City in close consultation with the Global Platform to Fast Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay, …

MSMGF's 2015 Annual Report: A Decade of Determination and Dedication

Published: March 31, 2016

Dear Friends of MSMGF, We are very excited to announce the publication of our 2015 Annual Report. This year the format is a dramatically different than previous years for two main reasons. First, the look of the report reflects our new brand identity and modernized website. More importantly, this year marks our 10-year anniversary so we have highlighted our most …

Will the Global HIV Response Fail Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men?

Published: March 17, 2016

Will the Global HIV Response Fail Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men?:Engaging with the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS One of the key global HIV advocacy opportunities of this year, if not of many years to come, will occur at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM), to be held at the United Nations …

Your Chance to be Heard on an International Stage!

Published: March 10, 2016

MSMGF is excited to announce opportunities for ANYONE to tell their personal story. MSMGF is excited to announce a video testimonial project and we encourage everyone to participate. As we move closer and closer to the High Level Meeting in New York and the International AIDS Conference in Durban we need your powerful voice to help keep the focus on …

UNAIDS Sets Distressing Precedent with Weak Messaging Before High Level Meeting on HIV

Published: March 8, 2016

This letter was initiated by ICASO with contributions from MSMGF. Please let us know if you would like to sign on to this letter. Letter to Mr. Michel Sidibé Executive Director UNAIDS Geneva, Switzerland Dear Michel, Your tenure at UNAIDS has been marked by remarkable leadership in the global fight against AIDS, particularly the courageous way you have promoted rights-based …

AIDS 2016: Changes to Registration Fees Due to Foreign Exchange Rates!

Published: March 4, 2016

The 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) will be a pivotal moment in the HIV response. As such, the organizers are deeply committed to ensuring that the International AIDS Conference remains accessible to everyone, particularly attendees from resource-limited settings. Over the past several months, recent shifts in global exchange rates have significantly lowered the value of many currencies against the U.S. …