CALL TO ACTION - HIV & AIDS on G8 2007 Agenda

none 12 Oct 2006 – 10:59 (modified on 23 Oct 2006 – 8:32)

by mlepeska

Please find below a Call for Action aimed at ensuring HIV & AIDS has a central position on the G8 Agenda in 2007. The G8 in 2007 is being organised by the German government and the indications are that AIDS will be part of a broader item.

The purpose of this Call for Action is to register the view that HIV & AIDS needs to be a stand alone item if the G8 is to achieve its goal of Universal Access by 2010.

We are asking you to register your organisation's support for this Action by sending an email with your organisations name and country to: .

We encourage individuals and organisations to also send messages to the German government or Geraman High Commissions, other G8 countries (UK, USA, France, Canada, Japan, Germany, Russian and Italy) and your own governments in support for this demand. Please share with us the action you took by sending the details to the above email address. The agenda for the G8 is being agreed by the German government on the 18th October 2006 so all messages need to be received by then. This action is being coordinated by the World AIDS Campaign on behalf of the signatories and the German AIDS Campaign who are leading the advocacy to influence the final agenda.


Germany Urged To Put AIDS as a Central Part of G8’s 2007 Agenda

We are a group of AIDS and development organisations committed to strengthening the global AIDS response, including through the G8 process. We are issuing this call to the German and other G8 governments to ensure that HIV and AIDS are placed as a stand alone topic on the agenda at the 2007 G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany. Our group consists of the Global Unions Programme on HIV/AIDS, the World AIDS Campaign and national AIDS organisations from the G8 countries. We held a meeting at the recent International AIDS Conference in Toronto and agreed to collective action in the lead up to the 2007 G8.

We recognise that the G8 maintains a strategically important position in global affairs, and in the past it has agreed several major commitments on HIV/AIDS in response to the seriousness of the pandemic. We are deeply concerned by recent indications that the German government, as host of the 2007 meeting, will only be placing HIV and AIDS on the agenda as a topic within a broader subject: this is unacceptable.

At the G8 Gleneagles Summit, calls were made for decisive action on HIV and other infectious diseases, especially in Africa, and they were reinforced at the St Petersburg Summit earlier this year. Notable among G8 commitments is the very ambitious pledge to achieve Universal Access to Treatment by 2010.However, we believe that progress towards achieving this and other G8 pledges on HIV and AIDS is inadequate. We are convinced that nothing short of a built-in mechanism to regularly and systematically review progress on AIDS will ensure that these commitments become a reality for all countries. This could be through the establishment of a permanent working group – our preferred option, through having a standing item on the agenda, or through an agreed mechanism for monitoring. The critical point is that the G8 must be held accountable for its commitments on HIV and AIDS.

Given the scale of the disease, its impact on health and development worldwide, and the limited success of the international community in controlling it, we call upon our partners and affiliates to take every opportunity to register with the German government; their own governments and other G8 leaders the need for the issue of HIV to be central to the 2007 G8 agenda and all future summits.

Act Up Paris France
Action Against AIDS Germany
action medeor, Germany Germany
ActionAid International
Africa Japan Forum Japan
AIDS Action Europe Netherlands
AIDS Algerie Algeria
AIDS Foundation East West Russia
AIDS Saskatoon Canada
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) USA
Aids-Hilfe Baden-Württemberg e.V., Stuttgart Germany
Alaturi de Voi Foundation Romania
AMAL Human Development Network Pakistan
Amelia's Ward Family Outreach Centre Guyana
Artistes in Direct Support (AIDS) Guyana
Asociacion Civil Pro Defensa De Los Derechos Humano Manantial de Vida Amavida Venezuela
Associacao dos Technicos Agro Pecuarios (ATAP) Mozambique
Association against AIDS - JAZAS Serbia
Association of Churches and Missions in South Western Germany
Association SunAids Cameroon
Bar Hostess Empowerment Kenya
Besthesaida Association Rwanda
Bistum Osnabrück, Germany
Boston University Student Global Health Organisation (BUSGHO) USA
Bread of Life Development Foundation Nigeria
Brot für die Welt Germany
Buds of Christ India
BUKO Pharma-Kampagne Germany
Bund der Deutschen Katholischen Jugend (BDKJ) Diözesanverband Rottenburg-Stuttgart Germany
Burundi Alliance against AIDS Burundi
Central and Eastern European Harm Reduction Network (CEEHRN) Lithuania
Centrale Humanitaire Medico-Pharmaceutique (CHMP) France
Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development CARD) India
Centre for Gender Studies Nigeria
Centre for Research Education and Development of Rights in Africa (CREDO-Africa)
Christian AIDS Resource and Information Service (CARIS) South Africa
Christoffel-Blindenmission - Deutschland Germany
Citadel of Hope Nigeria
Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CiSHAN) Nigeria
Community Advocacy in Action China
Community Welfare Initiative Network Uganda
Core Youth Initiative Nigeria
Creative Centre MonteVita Montenegro
Crossroads Teen AIDS Ambassadors USA
Dachverband Entwicklungspolitik Baden-Württemberg (DEAB e.V.) Germany
Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University USA
Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe e.V Germany
Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft niedergelassenener Ärzte in der Versorgung HIV-Infizierter e.V. (DAGNÄ) Germany
Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) Germany
Development Alternatives for a New Era (DAWN) Nigeria
Dienstes für Mission, Ökumene und Entwicklungsverantwortung (DiMOE) der Württembergischen Landeskirche Germany
Education International Belgium
Ethopian Muslims Relief and Development Association (EMRD) Ethiopia
European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) Belgium
European Continental Province
Evangelical Church in the Rhineland Germany
Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Lower Saxony Germany
Evangelisch-Lutherische Missionswerk Leipzig e. V Germany
Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa South Africa
Florida A&M University USA
Fondation Femme Plus Democratic Republic of Congo
Foresight Generation Club Ghana
Franziskanerinnen v.d. ewigen Anbetung Germany
Fundacion Apoyo y Solidaridad Colombia
Fundacion en accion/Revista Indetectable Colombia
Gaya Nusantara Indonesia
German Doctors for Developing Countries Germany
Gestos - Soropositividade, Comunicacao e Genero Brazil
Ghananeeds Foundation Ghana
Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS - North America USA
Global Unions Programme on HIV.AIDS International
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS Japan
Gram Bharati Samiti (GBS) India
Grameen Swapna Bangladesh
Guyana Human Rights Association Guyana
Hands of Love Foundation Guyana
Health and Community Development Initiative Nigeria
Health GAP (Global Access Project) USA
HIV AIDS Support Organisation (HASO) Republic of Seychelles
Hope for All Guyana
Hope Foundation Guyana
Housing Works Inc USA
Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) South Africa
India HIV/AIDS Alliance India
Indiana Statewide HIV Consumer Advisory Board USA
Inspiro Communications and Media (ICM) Nigeria
Institute for Social Awareness and Rural Development India
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) Canada
Internacional para la Salud Peru
International AIDS Society (IAS) Switzerland
International Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDs Nambia
International Planned Parenthood Federation UK
International Presentation Association of the Sisters of the Presentation USA
International Women's AIDS Caucus Argentina
Internationales Katholisches Missionswerk missio, Präsidium missio München Germany
Internationales Katholisches Missionswerk missio, Vorstand missio Aachen Germany
Japan Network of PLWHA (JaNP+) Japan
Japan-Congo Friendship Association Japan
Jerusalem Children and Community Development Organization (JeCCDO) Ethiopia
Jesse Rohde Foundation USA
Kannamali Dental Clinic India
Kayole Jua Kali Self Help Group Kenya
Kenya Network of HIV Positive Teachers (KENEPOTE) Kenya
Kenyan AIDS Watch Institute Kenya
Kenyan Network of Women with AIDS (KENWA) Kenya
Kiambu United Against Drugs HIV/AIDS (KUADHA) Kenya
Kindernothilfe Germany
Kona Natural Soap Company USA
Latin American Network of PLWHA (RedLa+) Colombia
Manitoba Harm Reduction Network USA
Media Against AIDS Liberian
Media Association India
Medical Care Development Inputs Kenya
Mission Association of the Moravian Church in Germany Germany
Movement International Dakar
Movimeniento Latinamericano y del Caribe de Mujeres Positivas (LLCM+) Latin American Network
National AIDS Committee Guyana
National Forum of People living with HIV and AIDS Networks in Uganda Uganda
Network for Zimbabwe Positive Women Zimbabwe
Network Forum Nigeria
Netzwerk Afrika Germany
Netzwerk plus - das Bundesweite Netzwerk der Menschen mit HIV und Aids Germany
Nnado Foundation Inc. Nigeria
Osservatorio Italiano sull'Azione Globale control l'AIDS Italy
Osteopathic Student Global Health Forum USA
Physicians for Human Rights USA
Plan International Deutschland e. V. Germany
Plate Forme Prevention Sida Belgium
Plus and Minus Foundation Bulgaria
Pollution Control Associate of Liberia Liberia
Progay Philippines
Project411diamension Nigeria
Public Personalities Against AIDS Trust Zimbabwe
Purple Images Productions Kenya
Recovering Nepal (National Network of drug users and drug related organisations in Nepal) Nepal
Referat Weltkirche der Diözese Augsburg Germany
Reseau des Organisations Nationales de Lutte contre le VIH/SIDA Central African Republic
Riders of Health The Gambia
Rural Education and Action Development (READ) India
S. Jan Welfare Camp Pakistan
Saint Joseph Residence USA
Salud Integral para la Mujer, A.C. (SIPAM) Mexico
Samoa AIDS Foundation Samoa
Services for Health in Asian and African Regions (SHARE) Japan
Shaloom Care House
SISAL Madagascar
SKUS-Magnus Slovenia
Stop AIDS in Liberia (SAIL) Liberia
The African Community Involvent Association (ACIA) UK
The Bolivian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS Bolivia
The Canadian Treatment Council (CTAC) Canada
The Jerusalem AIDS Project Israel
The London Harm Reduction Coalition UK
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organisation USA
The Southern African Network of AIDS Service Organisations (SANSO) Zimbabwe
The UK AIDS and Human Rights Project UK
Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA) Russia
UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS UK
UK Coalition of People Living with HIV and AIDS UK
University Coalitions for Global Health USA
Vanguard for Development Nigeria
Vanguardio Mexicana de Personas Afectasdas por el VIH/SIDA (VANMPAVIH) Mexico
Village Promotion in Congo Democratic Republic of Congo
Vision and Hope Foundation Zimbabwe
Weltfriedensdienst e.V. Germany
Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria Nigeria
World AIDS Campaign International
World Living USA
WORLD VISION Deutschland e.V. Germany
World YMCA Switzerland
Youth Coalition Canada
Youth Health Organisation Botswana
Youth Watch Uganda
Zambia National AIDS Network (ZNAN) Zambia
Zimbabwe Netwerk Germany