Moving on from a High-Level Failure

Published: June 20, 2016

Advocacy Entry Points and Follow-Up to the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS Political Declaration As MSMGF reported last week with NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (The Platform), United Nations member states adopted a very weak …

Small Wins Amidst A High-Level Failure

Published: June 9, 2016

Several United Nations Member States Commit to Engage Key Populations During the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS New York, New York — As we reported yesterday with our partners NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men, the …

A High-Level Failure for the United Nations on Key Populations

Published: June 8, 2016

Gay Men, Transgender People and Sex Workers Outraged Over Failed Political Declaration From the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS New York, NY – The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), The Global Network of Trans Women and HIV (IRGT), Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE),  and MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) together with the Global Platform to …

QUICK REFERENCE FACT SHEET: HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men

Published: May 19, 2016

Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men are among the small number of remaining groups for which the HIV epidemic remains uncontrolled worldwide. Inability to mount responses based on epidemiologic and published research threatens to undermine gains made in reaching global targets set by UNAIDS. This fact sheet provides some alarming statistics which reinforce the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

MEDIA ALERT! SIDE EVENT on HIV & AIDS at the United Nations in New York: April 5th, 3PM-6PM

Published: March 29, 2016

“Unfinished Business: HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men” March 29, 2016 (Oakland, California)- MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) is organizing a Side Event to the upcoming Civil Society Hearings in the lead-up to the United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS (HLM) in New York. Titled: Unfinished …

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 …