On Wednesday June 12th, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development conducted an in-depth review of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All at All Ages. In its second year, the HLPF is the central platform for Member States to review progress towards “Agenda 2030” – economic, social, and environmental sustainable development, founded on the principle of “leave no one behind.”
Years of Progress to End AIDS Now Threatened: MSMGF Expresses Deep Concern about the Trump Administration’s Proposed $1.08 Billion Cut to Global HIV Programs
Vital programming for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men around the world will be slashed if the President’s proposed budget released in late May is approved.
Informational Conference Calls for PEPFAR's Key Populations Investment Fund - Notice Of Funding Opportunity
The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC) has announced a $100 million Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF). The KPIF requests applications from ‘Prime Recipient’ organizations to scale up quality, key population (KP)-led community approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs. Additionally, applications are requested to address social and structural factors (such as stigma, discrimination, violence, and human rights violations) that negatively impact KP’s access to and retention in these programs.
PEPFAR staff will participate in the call to provide information and help answer questions related to the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The NOFO is available here.
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 Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (The Platform) are deeply disappointed by the adoption of a flawed Political Declaration today at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS (HLM). The Political Declaration inexcusably fails to meaningfully address the HIV epidemic among key populations, including gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who use drugs, and transgender people.
United Nations HLM Political Declaration Zero Draft Released: Early Highlights and Important Next Steps
(April 19, 2016 - Oakland, CA) – On April 18 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). 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 Development Goals (SDGs) and emphasizing evidence-based strategies needed to effectively fast-track the end of AIDS.
A new UN publication was launched April 6 to enable governments, public-health officials, programme managers, NGOs and health workers to create and improve HIV prevention programmes for transgender people. The new publication, Implementing comprehensive HIV prevention programmes with transgender people captures issues such as the need to empower communities of transgender people; address the stigma, discrimination and violence that they face; provide comprehensive health-care services that are accessible and acceptable to transgender people; and manage programmes.
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
(March 17th, 2016 - Oakland CA) 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 in New York City from June 8-10, 2016. At the HLM, diplomatic missions representing governments from across the world will meet and issue a “political declaration” on the HIV global response. This political declaration will, in turn, have significant influence for years to come in the setting of global HIV policy priorities, including those of national governments and major international donors.
The David Kato Vision and Voice Award (DKVVA) Steering Committee is pleased to announce a transition in secretariat for the DKVVA. The secretariat of the award was founded at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), then moved to the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) for the past two years. During MSMGF’s tenure as secretariat, DKVVA selected two awardees from hundreds of impressive global nominees and built a successful partnership with the Teddy Awards of the Berlin International Film Festival for heightening visibility of the awardees and prize. The DKVVA Steering Committee now transfers the secretariat to the Kaleidoscope Trust.